Tenia colon

What is Tenia colon?

Tenia colon meaning Any one of three longitudinal bands of smooth muscle in the colon. They extend from the cecum to the sigmoid colon. Each band is approximately 8 mm wide throughout most of the colon. The widths of the teniae increase in the sigmoid colon and eventually fuse into a covering of longitudinal muscle in the rectum.

 

reference: national Cancer Institute – Glossary for Registrars

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