descending colon


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descending colon

[di′send·iŋ ′kōl·ən]
(anatomy)
The portion of the colon on the left side, extending from the bend below the spleen to the sigmoid flexure.
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This is clearly evidenced by its abrupt appearance on CT and adherent nature to the descending colon.
4% per annum for sigmoid cancer and a statistically significant decrease for cancer of the descending colon.
The descending colon revealed multiple aph-thous ulcers with numerous pseudopolyps extending as far as the cecum.
Flexible sigmoidoscopy: A short, flexible tube with a light on the end is used to view the rectum, sigmoid colon and descending colon.
This idea stems from current research in epidemiology that is examining potential etiologic differences in colon cancer that occurs in the ascending colon versus the descending colon (Hopenhayn et al.
Flexible sigmoidoscopy would have missed 94% (47 of 50) of advanced neoplasias in the proximal colon if the procedure extended to the junction of the sigmoid and descending colon and a finding of distal colorectal neoplasia had triggered a colonoscopy, reported Philip Schoenfeld, M.
Transverse colon, which crosses the body from right to left, where it joins the descending colon
It is divided into three sections - the ascending colon (going up the right side of your abdomen), transverse colon (across the top) and descending colon (down the left side).
In November 2000 he developed a left-sided colitis involving the descending colon and rectum.
Ulcerative colitis may also be classified as distal or leftsided, in which inflammation extends from the rectum to the descending colon.