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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