Definition of sigmoid colon in English:

sigmoid colon


  • The S-shaped last part of the large intestine, leading into the rectum.

    • ‘Stent delivery using fluoroscopic screening alone seems to be adequate for tumours affecting the distal sigmoid colon and rectum.’
    • ‘The rectum originates at the sigmoid colon and terminates at the anus.’
    • ‘The internal iliac arteries supply blood to the sigmoid colon and rectum.’
    • ‘A tiny video camera at its tip allows your doctor to view the inside of your sigmoid colon and rectum, or about two feet of the intestine closest to the rectum.’
    • ‘The hindgut develops into the distal third of the transverse colon, the sigmoid colon, rectum, and upper two thirds of the anal canal.’