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  The Colon Anatomy What It Does
It is the part of the colon from the cecum to the hepatic flexure (the turn of the colon by the liver).
Transverse colon The transverse colon is the part of the colon from the hepatic flexure (the turn of the colon by the liver) to the splenic flexure (the turn of the colon by the spleen).
Descending colon The descending colon is the part of the colon from the splenic flexure to the beginning of the sigmoid colon.
ezinearticles.com /?The-Colon-Anatomy-What-It-Does&id=465505   (751 words)

 Anatomy of the Colon | CRC Ft. Lauderdale
The colon is a part of the digestive tract where food is processed to rid the body of waste.
The colon consists of five sections: the cecum, the ascending colon, the transverse colon, the descending colon, and the sigmoid colon.
The colon (also known as the large intestine or bowel) is situated in the abdomen and forms the last part of the digestive tract.
www.crcftlauderdale.com /education/anatomy-of-the-colon.php   (366 words)

 INTESTINE colon bowel digestive system anatomy
Anatomy of the large intestine (colon or bowel)
The transverse colon extends from the splenic flexure to the hepatic flexure, across the abdomen on the right.
There are no peristaltic waves in the colon but a few times daily (usually after meals) a segment of the colon usually eight inches long will constrict (usually in the transverse or descending colon) to force the fecal material along.
www.enemainfo.com /anatomy.html   (791 words)

 Advanced Colon Cleansing
The local effects of this poisonous residue are irritation and inflammation of the colon: the general reactions include diarrhea, constipation, fatigue, headaches, dull eyes, poor skin, spots, aching muscles, joint pains, and depression.
Colon cleansing is the first step on the road to recovery.
I believe the benefits of colon cleansing are many, not only in terms of health, but also as it relates to appearance: the skin looks vibrant; cellulite, water retention, and blemishes disappear; and the whites of the eyes regain a youthful clearness.
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 Instant Anatomy - Site Map
Instant Anatomy - Abdomen - Areas/Organs - Bowel - Descending colon
Instant Anatomy - Abdomen - Areas/Organs - Genital tract - Vas and seminal vesicle
Instant Anatomy - Abdomen - Areas/Organs - Liver - Portobiliary segmentation and lymphatic drainage
www.instantanatomy.net /sitemap.html   (11851 words)

  USNews.com: Health: Colorectal Cancer: Overview
Colorectal cancer, also called colon cancer or rectal cancer, is cancer of the large intestine or bowel.
Colon cancer is among the most common types of cancer, with more than 104,000 new diagnoses each year.
The good news is that there are reliable tests to screen for precancerous polyps, and when detected early, both colon cancer and rectal cancer have high cure rates.
www.usnews.com /usnews/health/cancer/colon/colon.about.htm   (260 words)

  Colon (anatomy)
The colon is the part of the intestine from the cecum to the rectum.
Its primary purpose is to extract water from feces.
In mammals, it consists of the ascending colon[?] on the right side, the transverse colon[?], the descending colon[?] on the left side, the sigmoid colon, and the rectum.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/co/Colon_(anatomy).html   (51 words)

 Anatomic Problems of the Colon   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Colonic atresia is a condition that occurs during embryonic development in which the normal tubular shape of the colon in the fetus is unexpectedly closed.
One is an elongated or movable sigmoid colon that is unattached to the left sidewall of the abdomen.
Cecal volvulus is the twisting of the cecum and ascending segment of the colon.
digestive.niddk.nih.gov /ddiseases/pubs/anatomiccolon   (2930 words)

 Center for Videoscopic and Laser Surgery
The colon is the large intestine; it is the lower part of your digestive tract.
The intestine is a long, tubular organ consisting of the small intestine, the colon (large intestine) and the rectum, which is the last part of the colon.
The colon and rectum absorb water and hold the waste until you are ready to expel it.
www.videoscopicsurgery.com /colon.htm   (270 words)

 Colon cancer   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The colon, or large intestine, is a muscular tube that begins at the end of the small intestine and ends at the rectum.
Stage I cancer is limited to the inner lining of the colon; stage II cancer involves the entire wall of the colon; stage III cancer has spread to the lymph nodes; stage IV cancer has spread to other organs (metastasized).
To detect colon cancer early, when it is most curable, everyone over the age of 55 should have bi-annual endoscopic examinations of the colon.
www.shands.org /health/surgeries/100157.html   (727 words)

 The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center At Johns Hopkins
The ascending colon rises from the cecum along the right posterior wall of the abdomen, to the right upper quadrant and to the undersurface of the liver, where it turns toward the midline (hepatic flexure), becoming the transverse colon.
The transverse colon crosses the abdominal cavity toward the spleen in the left upper quadrant; where it turns downward at the splenic flexure.
A: anatomy of the colon; B: anatomy of the rectum.
www.hopkinskimmelcancercenter.org /kpr/colon-anatomy.cfm   (378 words)

 What is the colon? Anatomy and function   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The colon is about 6 feet in length, and moves in an earthworm-like motion, called peristalsis.
In the colon, (where the sequence of meals may get mixed up), food can remain for five to twenty-five hours, or even longer in some cases.
Colon cleansing further helps to keep the colon in natural good habits - having bowel movements about as often as you eat.
www.colon-cleansing.com /colon-cleaning-anatomy/index.html   (540 words)

 Keck : Division of Colorectal Surgery : Clinical Activities : Colon Function : Anatomy of the Colon and Rectum
The colon's primary function is to absorb water.
When the stool enters the right side of the colon at the junction of the small bowel, the contents are quite liquid.
As this material passes through the colon, most of the water is absorbed until it reaches the end of the left side where the stool becomes solid.
www.usc.edu /schools/medicine/departments/surgery/divisions/colorectal/clinical/patient_guide/anatomy/colon.html   (109 words)

 Anatomy of Colon and Rectum
The entire colon is about 5 feet (150 cm) long, and is divided into five major segments.
The right colon consists of the cecum, ascending colon, hepatic flexure and the right half of the transverse colon.
The left colon consists of the left half of the transverse colon, splenic flexure, descending colon, and sigmoid.
training.seer.cancer.gov /ss_module04_colon/unit02_sec01_anatomy.html   (183 words)

 Anatomy of Colon and Rectum   (Site not responding. Last check: )
To comprehend the disease of colorectal cancer, one must first understand the colon and rectum and their functions.
The colon and the rectum are organs of the digestive system.
The colon absorbs water and minerals from food and transports them into the bloodstream.
academic.uofs.edu /student/IRACEC2/anatomy.html   (105 words)

 Anatomy and Physiology of the Colon
The colon is approximately 4.5 feet long, 2.5 inches wide, and is a muscular tube composed of lymphatic tissue, blood vessels, connective tissue, and specialized muscles for carrying out the tasks of water absorption and waste removal.
The transverse, ascending, and descending colons are named for their physical locations within the digestive tract, and corresponding to the direction food takes as it encounters those sections.
The anus is the last portion of the colon, and is a specialized opening bound with elastic membranes, sensitive tissues, and muscles and nerves allowing it to stretch for removing bowel movements of varying sizes.
abcarticledirectory.com /Article/Anatomy-and-Physiology-of-the-Colon/38015   (1046 words)

 eMedicine - Gardner Syndrome : Article by Hemant Singhal, MD, MBBS, FRCSEd, FRCS, FRCSC
Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP), formerly known as familial polyposis coli (FPC) and hereditary adenomatosis of the colon and rectum, is an autosomal dominant condition caused by a mutation in the APC tumor suppressor gene that occurs with a frequency of approximately 1 case in 7500 live births.
Because of the embryologic derivation of the midgut (ie, ampulla of Vater to the mid transverse colon) and hindgut (ie, mid transverse colon to anus), the arterial supply to the colon is from the superior and inferior mesenteric arteries.
The colon is approximately 1.5 m in length, and the rectum is approximately 15 cm in length.
www.emedicine.com /med/topic2712.htm   (4395 words)

One group runs the length of the colon, the other group wraps around the colon.
The colon begins where the small intestine ends and extends down to the anus.
Transverse Colon: The lateral section of the colon tube.
www.fruit-eze.com /background/foods_journey/How_Does_The_Colon_Work.html   (360 words)

 Detox Colon - Detox-Colon.com
Detox Colon is dedicated to colon education and providing information about colon related illness and help.
Colon detoxification is a serious website dedicated to the millions of people suffering from colon realted illness and seeking answers to help them make informed decisions.
This website is being developed to assist your medical education process, but not replace the need for trained professional medical advice.
www.detox-colon.com /anatomy/colon-anatomy.html   (90 words)

 Ultimate Colon Cleansing   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The left colon consists of the left half of the transverse colon, splenic flexure, descending colon, and sigmoid.
In anatomy, the main part of the large intestine, between the caecum and rectum.
Water and mineral salts are absorbed from undigested food in the colon, and the residue passes as faeces towards the rectum.
www.coloncomplete3000.com /colon10.htm   (652 words)

 Amazon.com: Understanding Colon Cancer: Books: A. Richard, M.D. Adrouny   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Although there is data to show that colorectal cancer incidence and mortality have been waning in recent decades, cancers of the colon and rectum still cause approximately 40,000 deaths in America annually.
When he mentions sigmoidoscopy he explains that the procedure is an examination of the inner rectum and lower colon.
Since colon cancer is the number two cause of cancer in the nation today, interest in the subject has heightened considerably and the book is a fast, yet comprehensive read for a wide audience.
www.amazon.com /Understanding-Colon-Cancer-Richard-Adrouny/dp/1578064732   (1986 words)

 Colon & Rectal Clinic of Ft. Lauderdale
We exercise the most current technology on colon disease and minimally invasive procedures (MIP) in Ft. Lauderdale.
The Ft. Lauderdale Colon and Rectal Clinic specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the colon, rectum and anus with an emphasis on the surgical management of colorectal cancer, diverticulitis and inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis).
Most of the procedures we perform are conducted in the office or in an outpatient surgery setting.
www.crcftlauderdale.com   (246 words)

 Detox Colon - Detox-Colon.com
Colossal Colon - The Colossal Colon is an oversized model of a human colon that is forty feet long and four feet tall.
Our detoxification self-help and help resources for colon related illness is being developed.
More information on treatment options for colon related illness will be presented on this page, but for now we are bringing you the colon detoxification product we like the best.
www.detox-colon.com /questions/colon-faq.html   (641 words)

 Colon Cancer
Colon Cancer Alliance - Support and Information for patients and caregivers of colon cancer.
Colon Cancer Learning Project - Anatomy of colon, stages of cancer, treatments, research topics, links to relevent colon cancer sites.
Colon Cancer Medical Information - A professionally moderated, consumer focused free virtual medical clinic offering detailed medical and drug information and support groups on Colorectal Cancer and other medium and long term medical conditions.
www.ability.org.uk /Colon_Cancer.html   (161 words)

 Amazon.com: Colon Health Handbook: New Health Through Colon Rejuvenation: Books: Robert Gray   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The products he recommends can be easily found over the internet by doing a search "Robert Gray Colon." This is by far the best information I have found and the easiest program to follow.
For example, the author explains how to make a rejuvalac with cabbage and then at the end of the explanation it makes reference to wheat berries but no explanation on how to make it with that.
The climax of the book and the one that tops it all is the author explains which herbs that will help clean the colon but doesn't say how many milligrams needed per each herb or where you may find the source of this herb combination (if it's out there).
www.amazon.com /Colon-Health-Handbook-Through-Rejuvenation/dp/0961575727   (1184 words)

Hepatic flexure: junction of ascending and transverse colon
Splenic flexure: junction of transverse and descending colon
Rectum: 12 cm; sigmoid colon from termination of mesosigmoid; also from opposite sacral promontory to upper border of anal canal; becomes extraperitoneal (within the pelvis) as it passes between the crura of the peritoneal muscles; has no serosa / peritoneal covering
www.pathologyoutlines.com /colon.html   (3266 words)

 colon - OneLook Dictionary Search
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www.onelook.com /?w=colon&ls=a   (547 words)

 Detox Colon - Detox-Colon.com
This colon cleansing product is honest and safe, and it's makers aren't trying to rip you off by telling you that you need to buy more and more of their colon cleanser.
This one is the best and there are a whole host of notable master herbalists who endorse it at no profit to themselves.
It's important to rebuilt your good bacterias in your intestines and colon, while killing off the bad bacteria (Candida).
www.detox-colon.com /links/colon-links.html   (641 words)

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