Definition of Sigmoidoscopy

1. Noun. Visual examination (with a sigmoidoscope) of the lower third of the colon in a search for polyps.

Exact synonyms: Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
Generic synonyms: Endoscopy



Definition of Sigmoidoscopy

1. Noun. (medicine) intestinal examination from anal insertion ¹

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Definition of Sigmoidoscopy

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Medical Definition of Sigmoidoscopy

1. A procedure in which an endoscope is used to inspect the sigmoid colon. (08 Aug 2003)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Sigmoidoscopy

sigmoidectomies
sigmoidectomy
sigmoidicities
sigmoidicity
sigmoiditis
sigmoido-
sigmoidocele
sigmoidoceles
sigmoidopexy
sigmoidoproctostomy
sigmoidorectostomy
sigmoidoscope
sigmoidoscopes
sigmoidoscopic
sigmoidoscopies
sigmoidoscopy (current term)
sigmoidostomy
sigmoidotomy
sigmoidovesical fistula
sigmoids
sigmoscope
sign
sign(a)
sign-language(a)
sign-out
sign-outs
sign-post
sign-posts
sign away
sign bit

Literary usage of Sigmoidoscopy

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Guidelines for the Evaluation of Virtual Terminal Implementations by Carol A. Edgar (1993)
"The case-control study of screening sigmoidoscopy by Selby and colleagues found that the protective effect of screening sigmoidoscopy was just as great for ..."

2. International Clinics: A Quarterly of Clinical Lectures by Henry W. Cattell, M. D. Witherspoon (1916)
"The technic of sigmoidoscopy deserves special mention. The method usually employed is to make the examination soon after copious water ..."

3. Guide To Clinical Preventive Services by U. S. Preventive Services Task Force (1989)
"169 Although there are fewer data available on flexible sigmoidoscopy, the complication rate appears to be less than or equal to that observed for rigid ..."

4. Clinician's Handbook of Preventive Services: Put Prevention Into Practice by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"The controversy about effectiveness has revolved around a lack of evidence that screening with sigmoidoscopy decreases mortality from colorectal cancer. ..."

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