Definition of Sigmoid flexure

1. Noun. The s-shaped curve between the descending colon and the rectum.

Exact synonyms: Sigmoid Colon
Group relationships: Large Intestine
Generic synonyms: Colon

Medical Definition of Sigmoid flexure

1. The portion of the colon that connects to the descending colon above and the rectum below. (27 Sep 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Sigmoid Flexure

sigma peptide
sigmoid arteries
sigmoid colon
sigmoid colons
sigmoid flexure (current term)
sigmoid fossa
sigmoid groove
sigmoid kidney
sigmoid lymph nodes
sigmoid notch
sigmoid sinus
sigmoid sulcus
sigmoid vein
sigmoid veins
sigmoid volvulus

Literary usage of Sigmoid flexure

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1908)
"Carcinoma of the Ovary Involving the sigmoid flexure.—BOWERMAN JESSETT (Bnt. Gyn. Jour., 1007, pt. ..."

2. The Medical and Surgical Reporter (1896)
"The sigmoid flexure, as you know, is the double curve the descending colon ... The rectum is narrower where the sigmoid flexure joins it than further down, ..."

3. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1886)
"... suddenly disappeared and he thought it had fallen on the ground, and as he experienced no trouble, the fact escaped his Hair-pin in the sigmoid flexure. ..."

4. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"The sigmoid flexure is the narrowest part of the colon : it is situated in the ... The sigmoid flexure is in relation in front with the small intestines and ..."

5. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman (1890)
"The pain was low down, near the sigmoid flexure of the colon. On palpation no tenderness was felt at any other part except this. On percussion of right side ..."

6. Pathological and Practical Researches on Diseases of the Stomach, the by John Abercrombie (1830)
"The colon was greatly distended, being in some places not less than five or six inches in diameter ; and the sigmoid flexure was also enormously enlarged in ..."

7. The Dublin Journal of Medical Science (1885)
"Cancerous Stricture of the sigmoid flexure of the Rectum. DR. QUINLAN submitted a case of cancerous stricture in the sigmoid flexure of the rectum. ..."

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