sigmoidoscopy

NOUN
  1. visual examination (with a sigmoidoscope) of the lower third of the colon in a search for polyps
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How To Use sigmoidoscopy In A Sentence

  • The biggest rises came in the numbers of those waiting for colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy and urodynamics, in which 8.2%, 6.7% and 6.7% of patients respectively were waiting more than six weeks. The Guardian World News
  • Furthermore, rectal biopsy specimens were obtained from each twin in whom sigmoidoscopy could be carried out.
  • All patients underwent colonoscopy or flexible sigmoidoscopy before study entry to confirm the diagnosis of ulcerative colitis.
  • Therefore sigmoidoscopy should be mandatory as part of the investigation of patients with iron deficiency anaemia.
  • The idea that women actually want to have sex with men is one I regard with grave mistrust this mistrust peaked right after I had a sigmoidoscopy so hearing them whooping it up like a couple of prospectors on the way to the whorehouse was a real eye-opener. Hilarious Sex Traumas
  • Overall, the anal triangle proved elucidative, an opportunity to understand a spectrum of clinical objectives that ranged from performing a sigmoidoscopy in a manner minimizing “unnecessary dis-comfort” to determining which nerves cause the involuntary contraction of the rectal muscles during death by asphyxiation, specifically hanging. Body of Knowledge
  • All patients underwent colonoscopy or flexible sigmoidoscopy before study entry to confirm the diagnosis of ulcerative colitis.
  • By sigmoidoscopy, a submucosal ovoid polypoid mass measuring about 2 cm in greatest dimension was identified at 4 cm above the anal verge.
  • Barium follow-through, gastroscopy, sigmoidoscopy, barium enema, abdominal ultrasound scan, and chest radiograph were all normal.
  • Five of the 26 Crohn's disease patients underwent a flexible sigmoidoscopy after four weeks of 1 mg/kg/day prednisolone therapy.
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