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- n. intestinal examination from anal insertion
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Inspection of the mucous membrane of the sigmoid flexure.
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- n. visual examination (with a sigmoidoscope) of the lower third of the colon in a search for polyps
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It's time for another flexible sigmoidoscopy, which is not my favorite medical procedure.
The 16-year study involving more than 170,000 people in Britain found that a simple procedure known as sigmoidoscopy may have lifelong implications for preventing the second-biggest cancer killer worldwide, said lead researcher Wendy Atkin from Imperial College London.
A shorter colon cancer test called a sigmoidoscopy may help save lives.
At the start of the colorectal cancer part of the study, participants were offered a screening flexible sigmoidoscopy, which is used to examine the lower, or sigmoid, portion of the colon.
Professor Bolin said sigmoidoscopy, which is performed without sedation, could be extremely uncomfortable and frequently could not reach more distant parts of the bowel, particularly in women.
The 16-year study involving more than 170,000 people in the U.K. found a simple procedure known as sigmoidoscopy may have lifelong implications for preventing the second-biggest cancer killer worldwide, said lead researcher Wendy Atkin from Imperial College London.
The independent bowel cancer screening committee will discuss whether it would be cost-effective to incorporate the procedure - known as sigmoidoscopy - into the UK's screening programmes.
Britain's National Health Service often opts for a procedure called a sigmoidoscopy, while
Colonoscopy and other screening types such as sigmoidoscopy and CT colonography requires bowel cleansing, which is distasteful but tolerated by most individuals.
Both of these procedures allow for an internal examination of the colon; however, a colonoscopy looks at the entire large bowel while a sigmoidoscopy examines only a specific portion of the large bowel.