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A tubular instrument used for inspection of the sigmoid colon.

sig·moid′o·scop′ic (-skŏp′ĭk) adj.
sig′moid·os′co·py (sĭg′moi-dŏs′kə-pē) n.


A diagnostic method of examining the rectum and colon using a special type of endoscope called a sigmoidoscope.
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Noun1.sigmoidoscopy - visual examination (with a sigmoidoscope) of the lower third of the colon in a search for polyps
endoscopy - visual examination of the interior of a hollow body organ by use of an endoscope


n. sigmoidoscopía, uso de un sigmoidoscopio para examinar la flexura sigmoide.


n (pl -pies) sigmoidoscopia; flexible — sigmoidoscopia flexible
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Negative colonoscopy was associated with a lower incidence of both distal colorectal cancer and proximal colon cancer, whereas negative sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy with polypectomy were associated primarily with a lower incidence of distal colorectal cancer," they said.
Endoscopic screening can be done using flexible sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy.
According to Imperiale, the findings suggest that for women under 70, sigmoidoscopy - which uses a long flexible tube equipped with a tiny video camera to see the interior of the colon -could be adequate as an initial colon cancer screening.
He said a second flexible sigmoidoscopy carried out during the summer of 2010 may have been done in place of a colonsocpy, because the risk of complications from a colonoscopy is higher in patients with ulcerative colitis.
Colonoscopy use increased steadily, whereas sigmoidoscopy use declined during 1998-2005 (Shapiro et al.
If you aren't willing to proceed with the best test, do something (card tests for blood, flexible sigmoidoscopy or virtual colonoscopy).
Follow doctor's orders to schedule a flexible sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy.
In their recommendations on structural screening tests, the task force concluded that colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy (with insertion to 40 cm or to the splenic flexure), double-contrast barium enema, and computed tomographic colonography (also called virtual colonoscopy) would all be acceptable for individuals at average risk.
Twenty-six of those studies used colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy plus barium enema and x-ray to view the entire colon.
Like sigmoidoscopy, CT colonoscopy cannot perform immediate biopsy.
20 in the Journal of the American Medical Association looked at trends in colonoscopy and sigmoidoscopy among Medicare beneficiaries between 1992 and 2002.
An annual fecal occult blood test (FOBT) or fecal immunochemical test (FIT) and a flexible sigmoidoscopy every five years