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Colostomy for Colorectal Cancer

Anatomy of the colon and rectum

The large intestine (colon) extends from the cecum to the anus and includes the ascending colon, the transverse colon, the descending colon, the sigmoid colon, and the rectum.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerKenneth Bark, MD - Surgery, Colon and Rectal
Last RevisedAugust 27, 2012

WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

Last Updated: August 27, 2012
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