Large intestine

Picture of the parts of the large intestine

The large intestine (colon) extends from the cecum to the anus and includes the ascending colon, the transverse colon, the descending colon, the sigmoid colon, and the rectum.

Last Updated: October 1, 2008

Medical Review: Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Arvydas D. Vanagunas, MD - Gastroenterology

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