(sig- moid-uh-scope): a slender, flexible, hollow, lighted tube about the thickness of a finger. It is inserted through the rectum up into the colon. This allows the doctor to look at the inside of the rectum and part of the colon for cancer or for polyps. The sigmoidoscope is connected to a video camera and video display monitor so the doctor can look closely at the inside of your colon. Polyps are small growths that can become cancerous. This test may be somewhat uncomfortable, but it should not be painful.
a rigid or flexible lighted instrument with a camera that allows the doctor to view the lining of the rectum and lower colon areas.
A thin, lighted tube used to view the inside of the colon.
(sig-MOY-doh-skope) A thin, tube-like instrument used to examine the inside of the colon. A sigmoidoscope has a light and a lens for viewing and may have a tool to remove tissue.
A specialized instrument used to examine the inner walls of the rectum and sigmoid colon. The device is a soft, flexible tube with a tiny video camera at the leading portion of the tube.
an endoscope (a flexible fiberoptic probe) for examining the sigmoid colon
a flexible fiber-optic instrument with a powerful light source, through which a doctor can visualize and conduct an internal examination
a lighted tube about the thickness of a finger that's inserted into the lower colon via the rectum
a longer, flexible tube, that allows the physician to view up to about two feet of the inside of the large intestine
a long, flexible, slender tube with a lens on the end used to visualize a portion of the colon to look for the presence of growths
a long flexible tube that is about the thickness of a finger
a shorter instrument that is used without an anesthetic, is done as an outpatient, and only takes a few minutes
a slender, flexible, hollow lighted tube which is inserted through the rectum into the lower part of the colon
a slender, lighted tube that is placed in the lower part of the colon or rectum
a small, flexible, fiber optic instrument that is inserted in the rectum, which allows the physician to view the surface of the rectum and lower colon for any abnormalities
a small flexible tube about the size of your little finger
a soft, flexible fiberoptic scope
a thin tube with fiberoptics, electronics, a light source, and camera
A short, flexible or rigid endoscope designed only to examine the rectum and sigmoid portion of the large intestine.
A rigid or flexible endoscope used to look into the anus, rectum and sigmoid colon.
An instrument (telescope) passed through the anus (back passage) to examine the lower bowel.
A 24-inch flexible tube used in the examination of the rectum and sigmoid colon.
An instrument used to view the inside of the colon.
A hollow, lighted, tubular instrument that is passed through the rectum to conduct a sigmoidoscopy; may be either rigid or flexible
A rigid or flexible tube with a light source that is used to examine the last 12-25 inches of the large intestine.
A flexible, lighted instrument with a built-in tiny camera that allows the doctor to view the lining of the rectum and lower portion of the colon.
a short, lighted tube used to examine the sigmoid colon and rectum.
A long, flexible instrument used in a sigmoidoscopy examination. See sigmoidoscopy section.
similar to a colonoscope, except the tube is short and straight and examines the lower bowel only. A flexible sigmoidoscope is sometimes used.