Pathology of the Gastrointestinal Tract

2017 Edition
| Editors: Fátima Carneiro, Paula Chaves, Arzu Ensari

Colon, Anatomy and Histology

  • Sibel Erdamar
Reference work entry


Large bowel; Large intestine


The colon extends distally from the ileocecal valve to the anus and is subdivided into cecum, ascending, transverse, descending colon, sigmoid and rectum (Fig. 1).
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References and Further Reading

  1. Dahl, J., & Greenson, J. K. (2012). Colon. In S. E. Mills (Ed.), Histology for pathologist (pp. 673–695). Philadelphia: Wolter Kluwer/Lippincott Wiliams & Wilkins.Google Scholar
  2. Moore, K. L., & Dalley, A. F. (2006). Clinically oriented anatomy (pp. 241–289). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.Google Scholar
  3. Netter, F. H. (1989). Abdomen. In F. H. Netter, & S. Colacino (Eds.), Atlas of human anatomy (pp. 251–256, 264–268). Summit: Ciba-Geigy.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PathologyCerrahpasa Medical CollegeIstanbulTurkey