Cases of peritonitis and retro-peritoneal inflammations secondary to ulcerative processes in the ccum or the descending colon.
In the large intestine the same lesions are found, but in a more advanced stage, especially in the ccum and descending colon.
In the fifth month the descending colon has usually become fixed between the splenic flexure and the beginning of the sigmoidea.
The most common seat is in the sigmoid flexure and descending colon.
The descending colon may at times be much longer, up to 15″, and become convoluted.
At the left side, it turns, and descends to the left haunch-bone, and is called the descending colon.
The ulcers are more frequently found in the descending colon than in other portions of the intestines.
If there is any local tenderness, it is over the descending colon.
The large intestine presents the typical primate course, with an ascending, transverse and descending colon.
With catarrh limited to the descending colon scybal are imbedded in mucus.
descending colon n.
The part of the colon extending from the left colic flexure to the pelvic brim.