Definitions for "Sigmoidoscopy"
(sig-moid-OSS-ko-pee) Also called proctosigmoidoscopy. A procedure in which the doctor looks inside the rectum and the lower portion of the colon (sigmoid colon) through a flexible, lighted tube called a sigmoidoscope. The doctor may collect samples of tissue or cells for closer examination and remove some polyps within view.
an examination of the rectum and the lowest part of the large intestine using a flexible viewing tube inserted through the anus
see Flexible sigmoidoscopy.
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a specialized screening or diagnostic test for colorectal cancer