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Descriptions of Sigmoidoscopy

Sigmoidoscopy: Inspection of the lower colon using a thin, lighted tube called a sigmoidoscope. Samples of tissue or cells may be collected for examination under a microscope. Also called proctosigmoidoscopy.
Source: National Institute of Health

Basic Information: Sigmoidoscopy

Sigmoidoscopy: Use of a sigmoidoscope (a small camera attached to a flexible tube) inserted through the rectum to visually examine the colon, sigmoid and rectum.

Disease or Condition count: 7; see list of conditions below. These are the diseases or medical conditions in which the medical test 'Sigmoidoscopy' may be involved.

Diseases and Conditions that List Sigmoidoscopy as a Diagnostic Test

The following list of conditions have 'Sigmoidoscopy' or similar listed as a medical diagnostic test in our database:







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