sigmoid colon


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sig·moid co·lon

[TA]
the part of the colon describing an S-shaped curve between the pelvic brim and the third sacral segment; it is continuous with the rectum.
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sigmoid colon

n.
An S-shaped section of the colon between the descending section and the rectum. Also called sigmoid flexure.
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sigmoid colon

The S-shaped part of the large intestine between the descending colon and rectum.
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sig·moid co·lon

(sig'moyd kō'lŏn) [TA]
The part of the colon describing an S-shaped curve between the pelvic brim and the third sacral segment; it is continuous with the rectum.
Synonym(s): colon sigmoideum [TA] .
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

sigmoid colon

The S-shaped lower end of the colon extending down from about the level of the brim of the pelvis to the RECTUM. Sigma is the Greek letter S.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Sigmoid colon

The final portion of the large intestine that empties into the rectum.
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Internal hernia of a portion of the ileum along with antimesentric wall of the sigmoid colon had occurred through an unrecognized perforation in the dome of the urinary bladder following TURBT.
Two months after the injection, a colorectal sputum angiography showed that the lower rectum and sigmoid colon were filled, the intestinal lumen dilation was significantly reduced, and the intestinal peristaltic function was restored [Figure 1]d.
Carcinoma of Sigmoid Colon Presenting as Abdominal Wall Abscess.
The patient was found to have ileosigmoid knotting, where the gangrenous ileum was tightly wrapped in a clockwise direction around the base of the equally gangrenous sigmoid colon (Fig.
Moreover, it is likely that the surgeons decided to perform DCS because no colostomy had been performed during laparotomy and both ends of the sigmoid colon had been closed.
Greenish, watery fecal material was seen over the sigmoid colon and the descending colon, which was removed by saline flushing and suctioning.
On endoscopy, the rectum appeared normal, but the endoscope could not be inserted beyond the sigmoid colon because of the presence of a polypoid lesion.
The segment of the intestine that is usually affected by swallowed santol seeds is the sigmoid colon, the terminal part of the colon that is near the rectum.
Diagnostic criteria for SPS were first described in 2000 and recently redefined in 2010 by the World Health Organization (WHO) (3): (1) [greater than or equal to]5 serrated colon polyps proximal to the sigmoid colon with 2 or more of these being >10 mm; (2) any number of serrated polyps proximal to the sigmoid colon in an individual who has a first-degree relative with SPS; or (3) >20 serrated polyps of any size distributed throughout the colon (not all in the rectum).