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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The CT images revealed variations in the anatomic positions of the descending colon and sigmoid colon as well as sigmoid diverticulitis.
Work-up included colonoscopy, which demonstrated extrinsic compression of the descending colon.
Extended Preoperative DiagnosisSite of Involvement Other Clinical Data NA Multiple nodules NA within 25 cm from the anal verge Sigmoiditis Descending colon Hx of myelodysplasia.
The fistula was identified between the lower pole of the kidney and descending colon, and it was disconnected from the colon and excised.
The tool first examines the sigmoid colon, which is just inside the anus, followed by the descending colon, transverse colon and ascending colon.
ascending colon (7 cases), descending colon (5 cases), sigmoid colon (10 cases), rectum (14 cases), transverse colon (2 cases) and cecum (2 cases).
The Purdue-designed fiber travels through the large intestine, including the descending colon where illnesses often occur, and enables the bacteria in the large intestine to receive important nutrients.
The descending colon was identified and pushed cranially to reduce the prolapse.
A primary end-to-end anastomosis of the ileum to the descending colon was carried out and a Bassini repair was performed.
1 The intestinal distribution of the fat halo sign in these patients was the terminal ileum (4%), ascending colon (28%), transverse colon (34%), descending colon (36%), sigmoid colon (14%) and rectum (10%).
Plain abdominal X-ray showed numerous opacities scattered within the small intestine, ileocecal valve, and descending colon (Figure 1).
Review of the literature also revealed the following anatomic distribution of LCNEC: ascending colon (30 %), rectum (30%), sigmoid (20%), transverse (10 %), and descending colon (10%).