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Related to rectosigmoid: Rectosigmoid Junction
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Adj.1.rectosigmoid - of or related to or near the sigmoid colon and the upper part of the rectum


a. rectosigmoide, rel. al sigmoide y al recto.
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Further CT of the abdomen with oral and intravenous contrast demonstrated mild wall thickening of the distal descending and rectosigmoid colon with pericolonic stranding consistent with inflammatory bowel disease.
The masses were predominantly cystic in those with rectosigmoid involvement, and predominantly solid in those with transverse colon or appendiceal involvement.
The location of the tumor was classified as proximal colon (cecum, ascending); transverse colon (hepatic flexure, transverse colon, splenic flexure); distal colon (descending and sigmoid colon); or rectosigmoid junction or rectum.
Subsequent colonoscopy revealed a fixed pelvis with rectosigmoid mucosal induration and thickening.
The patient was a 37-year-old white woman who previously had been diagnosed with stage IIIC low-grade serous carcinoma of the ovary, with significant peritoneal disease including extensive omental caking, tumor studding on the right and left hemi diaphragms, plaques on the surfaces of the liver and spleen, and tumor on the bladder and rectosigmoid serosa.
4) The retrieval of upper gastro-intestinal foreign bodies and bowel perforation after colonoscopy can be managed by laparotomy or laparoscopy (5,6), although complex complications due to foreign bodies in the rectosigmoid are usually managed by laparotomy.
17) Common locations for colonic ischemia are found in the regions of splenic flexure which is supplied by a narrow terminal branch of the superior mesenteric artery, and the rectosigmoid junction which is supplied by a narrow terminal branch of the inferior mesenteric artery.
The presence of numerous radiopaque masses in the lower abdomen or the rectosigmoid junction, referred to as corn on the cob, is pathognomonic for lithobezoars (5), (7).
The lesion on the rectosigmoid is delineated, and adhesions are lysed from contiguous organs such as adnexae, the uterus, or other loops of bowel.
It may be necessary to perform proctosigmoidoscopy, either of the rigid or preferably of the flexible variety, to exclude or confirm the presence of associated rectosigmoid disease.
Most patients with PMC have involvement of the rectosigmoid area.