proctosigmoidoscopy

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proctosigmoidoscopy

 [prok″to-sig″moi-dos´kah-pe]
examination of the rectum and sigmoid colon with the sigmoidoscope.
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proc·to·sig·moi·dos·co·py

(prok'tō-sig'moy-dos'kŏ-pē),
Direct inspection through a sigmoidoscope of the rectum and sigmoid colon.
[procto- + sigmoid + G. skopeō, to view]
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proctosigmoidoscopy

(prŏk′tō-sĭg′moi-dŏs′kə-pē)
n.
Direct inspection of the rectum and the sigmoid colon using a sigmoidoscope.
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proctosigmoidoscopy

GI disease Examination of the rectum and sigmoid colon with a sigmoidoscope. See Proctology.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

proc·to·sig·moi·dos·co·py

(prok'tō-sig'moyd-os'kŏ-pē)
Direct inspection through a sigmoidoscope of the rectum and sigmoid colon.
[procto- + sigmoid + G. skopeō, to view]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Proctosigmoidoscopy

A visual examination of the rectum and sigmoid colon using a sigmoidoscope.
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Screening for colorectal neoplasia in asymptomatic patients using flexible fiberoptic sigmoidoscopy. Dis Colon Rectum 1981; 24:521-2.
(20-22) Since the fecal occult blood test can miss a significant proportion of distal colorectal cancer, it is worthwhile to reassess the use of flexible fiberoptic sigmoidoscopy as a complementary screening procedure for colorectal cancer.
Varma JR: Flexible fiberoptic sigmoidoscopy, logistics and economics of office use.
Overall, flexible fiberoptic sigmoidoscopy has replaced rigid proctoscopy as the procedure of choice because of the greater extent of bowel examined (27) and the greater amount of pathology found (26) by flexible sigmoidoscopy.
Colorectal cancer screening by nurse practitioner using 60-cm flexible fiberoptic sigmoidoscopy. Dig Dis Sci 1984; 29:161-3.
Flexible fiberoptic sigmoidoscopy: technique and preliminary results.
These procedures include flexible fiberoptic sigmoidoscopy, colposcopy, cardiac stress testing, and nasopharyngoscopy.
Flexible fiberoptic sigmoidoscopy was performed by 57% of the physicians in our sample.

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