sigmoid colon


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sigmoid colon

n.
An S-shaped section of the colon between the descending section and the rectum. Also called sigmoid flexure.

sigmoid colon

n
(Anatomy) the S-shaped bend in the final portion of the large intestine that leads to the rectum. Also called: sigmoid flexure
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Noun1.sigmoid colon - the s-shaped curve between the descending colon and the rectum
large intestine - beginning with the cecum and ending with the rectum; includes the cecum and the colon and the rectum; extracts moisture from food residues which are later excreted as feces
colon - the part of the large intestine between the cecum and the rectum; it extracts moisture from food residues before they are excreted
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Sigmoid volvulus (SV) is an unusual type of colonic obstruction, in which the sigmoid colon wraps around itself.
Unexpectedly, diffuse erosion with edema and erythema, and multiple shallow ulcers were detected in the sigmoid colon and rectum by colonoscopy (Figure 1).
Sigmoid colon and mesentery torsion were detected on performing contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) (Figure 2).
The sigmoid colon and rectum are mobilised by using medial and lateral approach.
sup][1] We herein report a case of a 67-year-old male with mesh erosion into the sigmoid colon after inguinal hernia repair.
The aim of this screening test is to detect and remove any polyps in the rectum and sigmoid colon.
Endoscopic imagery of the distal sigmoid colon (A), proximal sigmoid colon (B), descending colon (C), and base of cecum (D), revealing diffuse colitis with mucosal erythema, edema, and mucopurulent exudate without ulceration.
Isolated splenic metastasis of sigmoid colon cancer: a case report.
Anatomical variations in the position and morphology of the sigmoid colon should be considered by clinicians and radiologists to avoid misdiagnosis and unnecessary surgical procedures.
Abdominal ultrasound (US) examination revealed a segmental wall thickening of the sigmoid colon with an ultrasound aspect of a pseudokidney lesion (70 mm in diameter) (Figure 1).
Robin Phillips said that do it with midline laparotomy, mobilize the right sigmoid colon and in difficult cases divide blood vessels first.