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Sigmoidoscopy

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Sigmoidoscopy

A sigmoidoscopy is an examination of the rectum and some of the large bowel using a device called a sigmoidoscope (a thin, flexible tube attached to a small camera and light). A sigmoidoscopy can also be used to remove small samples of suspected cancerous tissue so they can be tested in the lab. This is known as a biopsy.

Definition from NHS Choices: Sigmoidoscopy

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