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Colonoscopy: Anatomy of the Colon

Large intestine

The colon is also known as the large intestine. It starts with the cecum, which attaches to the small intestine, and ends with the anus. Other parts of the colon include the ascending colon, the transverse colon, the descending colon, the sigmoid colon, and the rectum.

By Healthwise Staff
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Arvydas D. Vanagunas, MD - Gastroenterology
Last Revised October 30, 2013

Last Revised: October 30, 2013

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Arvydas D. Vanagunas, MD - Gastroenterology

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