The Colon: Normal and Pathologic Haustral Anatomy

  • Morton A. Meyers


The distinctive haustral contour of the large intestine is provided by three bands of longitudinal muscle—the taeniae coli. Since the taeniae are shorter than the length of the colon itself, their tethering action in relation to the circular muscle results in the characteristic haustral sacculations. The colonic haustra are thus organized into three distinct rows, each of which has characteristic anatomic relationships (6).


Transverse Colon Choledochal Cyst Superior Border Transverse Mesocolon Colonic Diverticulum 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Morton A. Meyers
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  1. 1.Cornell University Medical CollegeNew YorkUSA

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