hindgut: distal half of the transverse colon, descending colon, sigmoid colon, and the proximal third of the rectum. Branches of the inferior mesenteric artery and vein provide vascular supply to the hindgut
Your digestive system & how it works -Drawing of the digestive system with sections labeled: esophagus, stomach, liver, gallbladder, duodenum, pancreas, small intestine, ileum, appendix, cecum, ascending colon, transverse colon, descending colon, sigmoid colon, rectum, and anus.
The sigmoid colon is the terminal section of your large intestines that attaches to the rectum and anus -- a sigmoid colectomy is a surgical procedure in which the sigmoid colon is resected. During this procedure, the sigmoid colon is removed and the remaining large intestine is then reattached to the rectum, according to the University of...
Oncologists have observed that 80% of colon cancers occur in the caecum and the sigmoid colon, the two areas that are not fully evacuated in the sitting posture. This causes fecal stagnation and probably explains why colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. In traditional Asian and African cultures where squatting is the norm, colon cancer is virtually unknown!