Myochosis coli

Dr Dan J Bell and A.Prof Frank Gaillard et al.

Myochosis coli is an uncommonly used term to denote the shortening and thickening of the colon seen in diverticulosis

This is due to shortening of the taeniae coli and thickening of the circular muscular layer 1.

History and etymology

Myochosis coli is from the Ancient Greek for "heaped-up muscle"

  • 'μῦς' myos (muscle)


  • 'χέω' kheo (heaping up)


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