sigmoid colon

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sigmoid colon

[′sig‚mȯid ′kō·lən]
(anatomy)
The S-shaped portion of the colon between the descending colon and the rectum.
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The most significant lesions included diffuse swelling of penis, proximal to the sigmoid flexure (Fig.
The urethral process is the most common site of obstruction in sheep and goats; in those whose urethral process has been amputated, the distal aspect of sigmoid flexure is the usual site for blockage (Feroze et al., 2010).
Urolithiasis is lodging of urinary calculi or organic compounds anywhere in the urinary system but most frequently at distal end of sigmoid flexure in ruminants leads to subsequent urinary flow obstruction (Kushwaha et al., 2011).