flexible sigmoidoscope


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flexible sigmoidoscope

A sigmoidoscope that uses fiberoptics. This permits the tubular extension to flex, enabling the examiner to visualize a greater portion of the colon than would be possible with a rigid sigmoidoscope.
See also: sigmoidoscope
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Along with the VideoPath platform, Welch Allyn will simultaneously introduce the first VideoPath instruments, a flexible sigmoidoscope and a colposcope, along with a universal proximal camera to add video capability to Welch Allyn hysteroscopes, laproscopes and rhinolaryngoscopes.
Similar to the flexible sigmoidoscope, the colonoscope is a longer tube that allows the health care professional to examine the entire large intestine.
The study included 19 subjects with polyps that were less than 9 mm in diameter and were within reach of a flexible sigmoidoscope, said Dr.

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