The colon is also known as the large intestine. It starts with the cecum, which attaches to the small intestine, and ends with the anus. Other parts of the colon include the ascending colon, the transverse colon, the descending colon, the sigmoid colon, and the rectum.
Current as of: August 21, 2019
Author: Healthwise Staff Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine Arvydas D. Vanagunas, MD, FACP, FACG - Gastroenterology
Medical Review:Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Arvydas D. Vanagunas, MD, FACP, FACG - Gastroenterology