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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Finally, the last part of the primitive gut that extends from the caudal end of the midgut to the cloacal membrane gives rise to the distal part of the transverse colon, descending colon, sigmoid colon, and rectum (Figure 1) (1-3, 5, 6).
(4) found that the descending colon formed a loop behind the ascending colon.
The percentage of laparoscopically created anastomoses was lower in the descending colon (77 of 121 patients, 63.6%) and the rectum (137 of 244 patients, 56.1%).
In a case series of 58 patients with EA, 48% of cases occurred in the sigmoid colon, 28% in the descending colon, 7% in the transverse colon, and 17% in the ascending colon (6).
Intraoperative picture showing large fluid filled cyst (containing six litres of dark fluid), arising from mesentery of descending colon
Inflammation extended to the descending colon, body and tail of the pancreas, as well as small bowel mesentery resulting in partial small bowel obstruction.
The transverse and descending colon were both spared and an ileostomy was fashioned.