The sigmoid colon is located at the end of the large intestine immediately before the rectum, according to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. It is the final section of the large intestine and follows the ascending ... More »

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The majority of sigmoid colon polyps are benign, but since there is a link between polyps and cancer, it is recommended that polyps be removed, according to the American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS). Polyps... More »

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The sigmoid colon works to move stool from inside the colon to the rectum. It accomplishes this through muscular contractions. More »

The sigmoid colon works to move stool from inside the colon to the rectum. It accomplishes this through muscular contractions. More »

The sigmoid colon is the last section of the large intestine, right before the rectum, states WebMD. A perforation is a hole in the gastrointestinal system. Thus, a perforated sigmoid colon is a hole that develops in thi... More »

A sigmoid colon resection is when the S-shaped lower portion of the large intestine is wholly or partially removed and then attached to the rectum, says Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. The rectum is the last... More »

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The colon, also referred to as the large intestine, removes excess nutrients to form stools and transports this product to the rectum. This organ is part of the digestive system and is essential in the removal of waste. More »