sigmoidoscope


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sigmoidoscope

[sig′mȯid·ə‚skōp]
(medicine)
An appliance for the inspection, by artificial light, of the sigmoid colon; it differs from the proctoscope in its greater length and diameter.
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Because the colon is a winding organ five to six feet long, the sigmoidoscope only permits examination of the lower part of the left side of the colon (the sigmoid colon).
Similar to the flexible sigmoidoscope, the colonoscope is a longer tube that allows the health care professional to examine the entire large intestine.
A study from Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia found that the percentage of cancers within reach of a flexible sigmoidoscope declined from 65% in 1985 to 48% from 1985 to 1998.
This report analyzes the US market for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Devices in Millions of US$ analyzed by the following segments: GI Videoscopes (Video Colonoscopes, Video Gastroscopes, Video Duodenoscopes, Video Ultrasound Endoscopes, & Others (Includes Video Sigmoidoscope & Video Enteroscope)), Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) Devices, Biopsy Devices, Hemostatis Devices, Capsule Endoscopy, and Others (includes enteral feeding devices, esophageal & biliary stents, esophageal dilation balloons, retrieval devices, polypectomy snares, and anti-reflux devices).
Tenders are invited for Tender For Supply And Installation Of Sigmoidoscope, Colonoscope And Upper GI Endoscope, Sodium Potassium Analyzer And Equipment For Measuring Diffusion To Dept.
A sigmoidoscope costs at least $1,000 and the physician has to worry about upkeep costs and staff
All patients were examined with an Olympus 60-cm flexible sigmoidoscope (Olympus Corporation of America, Lake Success, New York, model OSF-2, serial number 2618536).
Colonoscopy, which uses a longer, flexible sigmoidoscope, will detect cancers throughout the colon, but is much more uncomfortable, and far more expensive than regular sigmoidoscopy.
Tenders are invited for Tender For Supply And Installation Of Sigmoidoscope, Operation Theatres Ceiling Light, Electro Surgical Unit (Cautery) And Diagnostic Operative Laparoscope To Dept.
The most commonly used instrument is the rigid sigmoidoscope, a metal instrument about 10 inches long that can view the interior of the rectum and the lower colon.
Of these 184 adenomatous polyps, 106 (58%) were potentially within reach of the flexible sigmoidoscope.
realized that many of the patients examined with the flexible sigmoidoscope actually required examination of the entire colon.