Definition of sigmoid colon in English:

sigmoid colon

Syllabification: sig·moid co·lon


  • The S-shaped last part of the large intestine, leading into the rectum.
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    • The hindgut develops into the distal third of the transverse colon, the sigmoid colon, rectum, and upper two thirds of the anal canal.
    • The internal iliac arteries supply blood to the sigmoid colon and rectum.
    • Stent delivery using fluoroscopic screening alone seems to be adequate for tumours affecting the distal sigmoid colon and rectum.

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