sigmoidoscopy

Pronunciation: (sig-MOY-DOS-koh-pee)

Examination of the lower colon using a sigmoidoscope, inserted into the rectum. A sigmoidoscope is a thin, tube-like instrument with a light and a lens for viewing. It may also have a tool to remove tissue to be checked under a microscope for signs of disease. Also called proctosigmoidoscopy.

Definition from: Cancer.gov

Sigmoidoscopy. A thin, lighted tube is inserted through the anus and rectum and into the lower part of the colon to look for abnormal areas.Sigmoidoscopia. Se inserta un tubo delgado e iluminado a través del ano y el recto hacia la parte inferior del colon para detectar anomalías. Date last modified: 2006-06-23Tests to Detect Colorectal Cancer and PolypsExámenes para detectar el cáncer colorrectal y los pólipos