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sigmoidoscopy Line breaks: sig¦moid|os¦copy
Pronunciation: /ˌsɪɡmɔɪˈdɒskəpi/

Definition of sigmoidoscopy in English:


[mass noun]
Examination of the sigmoid colon by means of a flexible tube inserted through the anus.
Example sentences
  • If the examination is performed with sedation, it may be helpful to combine it with other procedures such as blood tests, echocardiography, flexible sigmoidoscopy or mammography.
  • Persons with at least one positive stool card were offered further diagnostic testing that most commonly included barium enema, flexible sigmoidoscopy or full colonoscopy.
  • Further examination using flexible sigmoidoscopy and/or colonoscopy may be indicated in individual patients.



Pronunciation: /sɪɡˈmɔɪdəskəʊp/
Example sentences
  • It is believed that colonoscopy will find cancers in two percent in the area seen with colonoscope and not sigmoidoscope.
  • Your doctor will probably look inside your intestines with a sigmoidoscope or a colonoscope.
  • In the remaining 24 percent of cases, no lesions were within reach of the sigmoidoscope nor was there a positive stool card result (either of which factors would typically prompt a full colonoscopic examination).


Pronunciation: /sɪɡmɔɪdəˈskɒpɪk/
Example sentences
  • It is convenient to do this with the patient in the knee-chest position, preferably on a sigmoidoscopy table, as a part of perianal inspection and sigmoidoscopic examination.
  • Stool properties, histopathology of colonic mucosa, sigmoidoscopic scores, and various laboratory markers of anemia and inflammation were assessed at the beginning and end of the trial.
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopic examination is indicated to evaluate the mucosa of the distal colon for signs of inflammatory bowel disease.

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