sigmoid colon

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  • noun

Synonyms for sigmoid colon

the s-shaped curve between the descending colon and the rectum

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study involved 43,611 participants in the 10-center Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, and Ovarian (PLCO) Cancer Screening Trial, of whom 3,591 had adenomatous polyps of the descending colon, sigmoid colon, or rectum.
Tumor locations were divided into cecum and ascending colon, transverse colon, descending colon, sigmoid colon, and rectum.
Regional colonic radioisotope movement was assessed from regions of interest created by visually analyzing the full sequence of scans (caecum and ascending colon, hepatic flexure, transverse colon, splenic flexure, descending colon, sigmoid colon, and rectum).
study involved 43,611 participants in the 10-center Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, and Ovarian (PLCO) Cancer Screening Trial, of whom 3,591 had adenomatous polyps of the descending colon, sigmoid colon, or rectum, At the time of screening, participants filled out questionnaires on usual dietary intake over the previous 12 months,
In contrast to the right colon, sigmoid and rectal carcinomas appear to be associated with a higher incidence of osseous metastases, favoring the pelvis and lumbosacral spine.