Olympus OSF-2 Flexible Sigmoidoscope
Introducing the Olympus OSF-2 Flexible Sigmoidoscope for sale.
Olympus OSF-2 Flexible Sigmoidoscope Specifications
- Optical System
- Field of View: 100°
- Direction of View: Forward
- Depth of Field: 3 to 100 mm
- Insertion Tube
- Distal End Outer Diameter: 12.8 mm
- Insertion Tube Outer Diameter: 12.2 mm
- Working Length: 600 mm
- Instrument Channel
- Inner Channel Diameter: 3.2 mm
- Bending Section
- Angulation Range: Up 180° | Down 180° | Right 160° | Left 160°
- Total Length: 920 mm
What is flexible Sigmoidoscopy?
A sigmoidoscopy is a way for a doctor to examine the last one third of the large intestine, which includes the rectum and sigmoid colon. Usually this procedure is done in the surgeon’s office or a procedure room, but occasionally may happens in a hospital. The flexible sigmoidoscope is a flexible tube 60 cm long and about the thickness of your little finger. A lubricated soft, bendable tube about the thickness of the index finger is gently inserted into the anus (rectal opening) and moved into the rectum and the lower part of the colon.
Why is flexible Sigmoidoscopy performed?
Flexible Sigmoidoscopy is often done as part of a routine screening for cancer for patients over 50 years old, before some surgeries, or to evaluate the causes of symptoms (such as diarrhea, bleeding, colitis, changes in bowel habits and, changes in stool form or color). Flexible Sigmoidoscopy is also used as a screening tool for patients whose families have a history of colorectal cancer.
Symptoms when patient might need Sigmoidoscopy
- Rectal bleeding
- Feeling faint
- Short of breath
- Abdominal pain
- Severe headache
- Muscle aches