sigmoidoscope


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sigmoidoscope

 [sig-moi´do-skōp]
an endoscope for use in sigmoidoscopy.

sig·moi·do·scope

(sig-moy'dō-skōp),
An endoscope for viewing the lumen of the sigmoid colon.
Synonym(s): sigmoscope
[sigmoido- + G. skopeō, to view]

sigmoidoscope

(sĭg-moi′də-skōp′)
n.
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.

sigmoidoscope

[sigmoi′dəskōp′]
Etymology: Gk, sigma + eidos + skopein, to look
an instrument used to examine the lumen of the sigmoid colon. It consists of a tube and a light, allowing direct visualization of the mucous membrane lining the colon. Compare proctoscope.
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Sigmoidoscope

sigmoidoscope

A narrow-bore, lighted device for examining the sigmoid colonic mucosa, which can be rigid or flexible, and equipped to obtain biopsies from regions of interest.

sigmoidoscope

Gastroenterology A narrow-bore, lighted device for examining the sigmoid colon mucosa, which can be rigid or flexible, and equipped to obtain biopsies from regions of interest. See Endoscopy.

sig·moi·do·scope

, sigmoscope (sig'moy'dŏ-skōp, sig'mŏ-)
An endoscope for viewing the cavity of the sigmoid colon.
[sigmoido- + G. skopeō, to view]
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Such examination is performed with the colonoscope, a lengthened version of the sigmoidoscope equipped to biopsy or completely remove any polyps that may be present-the precursors of colon cancer.
If a mass or any other types of abnormal areas are seen through the flexible sigmoidoscope or through the colonoscope, a sample will be taken to be examined under the microscope if the tissue is cancerous or benign.
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Comparison of video and non-video flexible sigmoidoscopes for training of medical resident [abstract].
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Only one of the four Dukes stage C cancers detected by FOBT was in the descending colon, sigmoid, or rectum and thus was potentially within reach of the flexible sigmoidoscope.
A sigmoidoscope is a flexible instrument used to view the rectum and bottom two feet of the large intestine for precancerous or cancerous polyps.
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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.
A 60-cm flexible sigmoidoscope was used with an average insertion depth of 50 cm.