sigmoid colon

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Synonyms for sigmoid colon

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

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A computed tomography showing the subcutaneous abscess located in lower abdomen and a foreign body in the sigmoid colon (arrow).
This pressure is generated by contractions in the sigmoid colon and rectum, and by raised intra-abdominal pressure due to the valsalva manoeuvre.
After imaging studies and colonoscopy, the findings suggested IBD (Crohn's disease), but we could not reach to the whole parts of the colon and terminal ileum because of subtotal obstruction of the distal sigmoid colon.
He also wants Wales to follow England's lead and introduce a new test that allows doctors to look at the sigmoid colon, which could help reduce the number of people aged 55 to 64 who die from bowel cancer.
Resecting more of the rectum and sigmoid colon to straighten out the left side of the large bowel and shorten the overall length will better alleviate the patient's constipation symptoms.
Because the diverticula typically develop in the sigmoid colon, the pain is usually most pronounced in the lower left part of the abdomen, but other areas may be involved.
As a result, the patient underwent a hysterectomy, a bilateral salpingooopohorectomy, and a sigmoid colon resection with colostomy.
Flexible sigmoidoscopy reaches only through the nearest one third of the colon (the sigmoid colon, Figure 1), while colonoscopy can look for cancer in the entire colon.
Vasanthamala Varmin said she examined Mervyn John Morris's sigmoid colon after its removal by Patel at the Bundaberg Base Hospital on May 23, 2003.
This mean one embryo was growing inside its mother's uterus and the other had developed with the placenta attached to the exterior of the uterus and the sigmoid colon.
CT scan of the abdomen and pelvis demonstrated a small intra-pelvic collection, probably secondary to diverticular disease of the sigmoid colon (Fig.
In black South Africans the descending colon is predominantly affected, whereas the sigmoid colon is invariably involved in Western countries and right-sided diverticulosis is more prevalent in Asian populations.
The study was limited to carcinoma of the rectum/rectosigmoid, and analysis was also made of sigmoid colon, descending colon and colon excluding the rectum'.
The sigmoid colon is at the lower part of the bowel.