Disease Information for Sigmoidoscopy

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Diagnostic Test Results
X-RAY With contrast
BE/Air in colon wall (Xray)
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Intestinal/stomach/gut (category)
CLASS/Rectum involvement/disorder (ex)
CLASS/Sigmoid colon involvement/disorder (ex)
Process
PROCESS/Surgical procedure/complication (category)
Definition

Inspection of the lower colon using a thin, lighted tube called a sigmoidoscope. Samples of tissue or cells may be collected for examination under a microscope. Also called proctosigmoidoscopy.

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