rectosigmoidoscopy

rectosigmoidoscopy

[-sig′moidəs′kəpē]
Etymology: L, rectus, straight; Gk, sigma, the letter S, eidos, form, skopein, to view
the examination of the rectum and pelvic colon with a sigmoidoscope.
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Rectosigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy may be necessary to investigate the involvement of the intestinal lumen and to check other concomitant pathologies; however, this procedure has an estimated sensitivity of 51% and is frequently negative even in the presence of extensive intramuscular deposits of endometriosis.
Rectosigmoidoscopy revealed a pale, edematous and fragile mucosa and loss of vascular pattern.
Chest radiography, intravenous pyelography, cystoscopy, and rectosigmoidoscopy were normal.