Modality: Diagram

- “ Author: OpenStax College Original file: http://cnx.org/contents/FPtK1zmh@7.22:Qw2OWvaZ@4/The-Small-and-Large-Intestines Modifications: square cr...”

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  • Left colic flexure - “ Left colic flexure (or splenic flexure) is the bend in the large intestine in the left upper quadrant of the abdomen as the transverse colon conti...”
  • Right colic flexure - “ Right colic flexure (or hepatic flexure) is used to describe the bend in the colon as the ascending colon continues as the transverse colon.  Gro...”
  • Rectum - “ The rectum is the last part of the large intestine. It is located within the pelvis and is the continuation of the sigmoid colon after the rectosi...”
  • Sigmoid colon - “ The sigmoid colon is the continuation of the descending colon. Gross anatomy After the distal descending colon has curved medially it enters the...”
  • Descending colon - “ The descending colon is the continuation of the transverse colon after the left colic flexure, where the colon loses its mesentery.  Gross anatom...”
  • Transverse colon - “ The transverse colon is the longest and most mobile part of the large intestine. It measures up to 45 cm in length.  Gross anatomy The transvers...”
  • Appendix - “ The appendix or vermiform appendix is a blind muscular tube that arises from the caecum, which is the first part of the large bowel. Gross anatom...”
  • Ascending colon - “ The ascending colon is the second part of the large bowel. Gross anatomy The ascending colon is the continuation of the caecum superior to the i...”
  • Caecum - “ The caecum is the first part of the large bowel and lies in the right lower quadrant of the abdomen.  Gross anatomy Blind-ending sac of bowel th...”
  • Anal canal - “ The anal canal is the terminal part of the gastrointestinal tract. Anatomically, the anal canal is referred to as the terminal alimentary tract be...”
  • Large intestine - “ The large intestine (or large bowel) is a 1.5 metre muscular tube that extends from the caecum to the rectum. It has three outer longitudinal musc...”

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