Sigmoidoscopy

Alternative Names

Flexible sigmoidoscopy; Sigmoidoscopy – flexible; Proctoscopy; Proctosigmoidoscopy; Rigid sigmoidoscopy

Definition of Sigmoidoscopy

Sigmoidoscopy is a procedure used to see inside the sigmoid colon and rectum.

Review

George F Longstreth, MD, Department of Gastroenterology, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program San Diego, California. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 12/13/2010

Colonoscopy
Sigmoid colon cancer, X-ray
Anal biopsy

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