sigmoidoscopy


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Synonyms for sigmoidoscopy

visual examination (with a sigmoidoscope) of the lower third of the colon in a search for polyps

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Notably, screening sigmoidoscopy and screening colonoscopy were associated with lower colorectal cancer--specific mortality, compared with no endoscopy.
In the USA, screening for CRC using colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy or FOBT is recommended.
Unlike a colonoscopy, a sigmoidoscopy looks only at the rectum and lower portion of the colon.
Colonoscopy procedures are more complex and cost more to perform than sigmoidoscopy procedures.
Some require extensive bowel preparation, and flexible sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy can result in accidental perforations.
Of these first three options, the combination of FOBT or FIT every year plus flexible sigmoidoscopy every five years is preferable.
In contrast, doctors recommend that flexible sigmoidoscopy, which uses a similar method to check a smaller portion of the colon, be repeated every 5 years.
Data from the 2000 National Health Interview Study revealed that only 29% of respondents had undergone either sigmoidoscopy in the previous 5 years or colonoscopy in the previous 10 years.
Nigel Halliday, 74, a retired engineer, of Molesworth Avenue, Stoke Aldermoor, fell ill just hours after he underwent a sigmoidoscopy, an examination using a camera inserted in the rectum.
Four key tests are used to detect the cancer--fecal occult blood test (FOBT), flexible sigmoidoscopy, double-contrast barium enema (DCBE), and colonoscopy.
As screening trial results for PSA, flexible sigmoidoscopy, chest X ray, and spiral computed tomography start to become available over the next decade, how do these results alter our understanding of population trends in incidence and mortality?
Effects of change: Referrals for sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy, and double-contrast barium enema increased from 47% to 86%.
Immersion Medical's system addresses three types of endoscopic procedures: flexible bronchoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy.
Have an annual fetal occult blood test and a flexible sigmoidoscopy every five years beginning at 50.