The Colon: Normal and Pathologic 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. 249


Transverse Colon Choledochal Cyst Transverse Mesocolon Colonic Diverticulum Gastrocolic Ligament 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Morton A. Meyers
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  1. 1.Department of Radiology, School of MedicineState University of New York at Stony BrookStony BrookUSA

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