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Colonoscopy: Anatomy of the Colon

Picture of the 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
Primary Medical Reviewer Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Arvydas D. Vanagunas, MD - Gastroenterology
Last Revised December 7, 2011

Last Revised: December 7, 2011

Author: Healthwise Staff

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

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