36. Colon: Anatomy and Structural Anomalies

  1. Tadataka Yamada MD President Adjunct Professor3,4
  1. Steven M. Cohn MD, PhD1 and
  2. Elisa H. Birnbaum MD Associate Professor2

Published Online: 4 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303414.ch36

Atlas of Gastroenterology, Fourth Edition

Atlas of Gastroenterology, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Cohn, S. M. and Birnbaum, E. H. (2009) Colon: Anatomy and Structural Anomalies, in Atlas of Gastroenterology, Fourth Edition (ed T. Yamada), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444303414.ch36

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Global Health Program, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, Washington, USA

  2. 4

    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, University of Michigan Health System Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Paul Janssen Professor of Medicine and Immunology, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Surgery, Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 23 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405169097

Online ISBN: 9781444303414



  • colon - anatomy and structural anomalies;
  • colonic volvulus - infrequent cause of colonic obstruction;
  • anorectal manometric findings with Hirschsprung disease;
  • surgical options for rectal cancer;
  • normal anal manometric results with hydraulic capillary system;
  • cecal volvulus