flexible sigmoidoscope


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an endoscope (a flexible fiberoptic probe) for examining the sigmoid colon

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Colorectal cancer detection with the 60 cm flexible sigmoidoscope in a solo general internist's office.
The flexible sigmoidoscope provides a direct view of the lower one-third of the colon while FOBT checks for hidden blood throughout the colon.
Along with the VideoPath platform, Welch Allyn will simultaneously introduce the first VideoPath instruments, a flexible sigmoidoscope and a colposcope, along with a universal proximal camera to add video capability to Welch Allyn hysteroscopes, laproscopes and rhinolaryngoscopes.
Similar to the flexible sigmoidoscope, the colonoscope is a longer tube that allows the health care professional to examine the entire large intestine.
The study included 19 subjects with polyps that were less than 9 mm in diameter and were within reach of a flexible sigmoidoscope, said Dr.
showed that cancers beyond the reach of a flexible sigmoidoscope are on the increase and that normal findings on sigmoidoscopy do not correlate with normal findings in the proximal colon.
Of these 184 adenomatous polyps, 106 (58%) were potentially within reach of the flexible sigmoidoscope.
But now the widespread use of the flexible sigmoidoscope has made the exam far more effective and much less uncomfortable for the patient than the rigid instrument that used to be the only means of doing the exam.
Studies presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology showed that cancers beyond the reach of a flexible sigmoidoscope are on the increase and that normal findings on sigmoidoscopy do not correlate with normal findings in the proximal colon.
realized that many of the patients examined with the flexible sigmoidoscope actually required examination of the entire colon.
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