Sigmoidoscopy

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Medical Definition of Sigmoidoscopy

Sigmoidoscopy: A procedure in which a physician inserts a viewing tube (sigmoidoscope) into the rectum for the purpose of inspecting the lower colon and rectum. If an abnormal area is detected, a biopsy can be performed.


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Reviewed on 6/9/2016

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