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sigmoid colon

[sig-moyd ko-lun] the fourth and final section of the colon. The sigmoid colon attaches to the rectum, where waste matter is stored until it leaves the body through the anus. See also anus, ascending colon, colon, descending colon, transverse colon, rectum.

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... What if my report mentions cecum, ascending colon, transverse colon,
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... What if my report mentions cecum, ascending colon, transverse colon,
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Cancer Glossary

... sigmoid colon Search [sig-moyd ko-lun]. the fourth and final section of the colon. ...
See also colon, polyp, rectum, sigmoid colon, sigmoidoscopy. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerglossary/index.aspx?letter=s

Types of colostomies

... A sigmoid colostomy (Figure 7) is made in the sigmoid colon, and located
just a few inches lower than a descending colostomy. ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/physicalsideeffects/ostomies/colostomyguide/colostomy-types-of-colostomies

Cancer Glossary

... end of the transverse (crosswise) section and continues downward on the
left side of the abdomen (belly) before connecting with the sigmoid colon. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerglossary/index.aspx?letter=d

What is colorectal cancer?

... The fourth and last section is known as the sigmoid colon because
of its "S" or "sigmoid" shape. The waste matter that is ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/colonandrectumcancer/detailedguide/colorectal-cancer-what-is-colorectal-cancer

Colorectal Cancer: What We Know and What We Do

... blood. A colonoscopy confirmed a large tumor just above the rectum
in the part of the bowel called the sigmoid colon. She ...

http://www.cancer.org/aboutus/drlensblog/post/2005/09/16/colorectal-cancer-what-we-know-and-what-we-do.aspx

The normal digestive system

... Descending or sigmoid colon – the contents become more formed. This
section does down the left side of the body to the rectum. ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/physicalsideeffects/ostomies/colostomyguide/colostomy-normal-digestive-system

What is colorectal cancer?

... The fourth and last section is known as the sigmoid colon because
of its “S” or “sigmoid” shape. The waste matter that is ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/colonandrectumcancer/moreinformation/colonandrectumcancerearlydetection/colorectal-cancer-early-detection-what-is-crc