What is Sigmoid colon?
Sigmoid colon (pelvic colon) is the part of the large intestine that is closest to the rectum and anus. In front, it is separated from the bladder in the male, and the uterus in the female, by some coils of the small intestine. Its function is to expel solid and gaseous waste from the gastrointestinal tract. The curving path it takes toward the anus allows it to store gas in the superior arched portion, enabling the colon to expel gas without excreting faeces simultaneously.
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