sigmoid flexure

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Related to sigmoid flexure: sigmoid colon, colon sigmoideum
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Synonyms for sigmoid flexure

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

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By contrast, the small urethra, sigmoid flexure (or curvature) of the penis, and urethral process (a small piece of tissue at the tip of the penis) all contribute to the problems male ruminants may encounter.
Compared to a conventional colonoscope in the bench studies, the Navigator Endoscopy System applied significantly less force to the colon wall at the sigmoid flexure, which is the primary location of looping in colonoscopy.