Anatomy and Embryology of the Colon, Rectum, and Anus

  • Joseph C. CarmichaelEmail author
  • Steven Mills


To truly understand surgical disease, one must have a comprehensive knowledge of the underlying anatomy and embryology. This chapter begins with a review of the anatomy of the rectum, anus, and pelvic floor. The anatomy of the colon will then be discussed in a similar manner. Finally, the chapter will conclude with a review of normal development, followed by a review of abnormal development and all of the disease states associated with abnormal development of the colon, rectum, and anus.


Anatomy Embryology Colon Rectum Anus 

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© ASCRS (American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons) 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUniversity of California, IrvineOrangeUSA

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