Definition of sigmoidoscopy in English:



  • [mass noun] Examination of the sigmoid colon by means of a flexible tube inserted through the anus.

    • ‘Persons with at least one positive stool card were offered further diagnostic testing that most commonly included barium enema, flexible sigmoidoscopy or full colonoscopy.’
    • ‘They should receive one or a combination of four screening tests, including fecal occult blood test, sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy, and barium enema.’
    • ‘If the examination is performed with sedation, it may be helpful to combine it with other procedures such as blood tests, echocardiography, flexible sigmoidoscopy or mammography.’
    • ‘Immunological tests and flexible sigmoidoscopy should be evaluated as potential new tests in screening for colorectal cancer.’
    • ‘Further examination using flexible sigmoidoscopy and/or colonoscopy may be indicated in individual patients.’