The Large Intestine

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Jejunum and ileum | Main Anatomy Index | The liver

Last updated 30 March 2006

Large Intestine

  1. Taeniae coli, three thickened bands of longitudinal muscle.
  2. The sacculations of its walls between the taeniae, called haustra.
  3. Appendices epiploicae (omental appendages), the small pouches of omentum filled with fat.
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The Caecum and Appendix

The Caecum

 

The Vermiform Appendix

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Arterial Supply of the Caecum and Appendix

 

Venous Drainage of the Caecum and Appendix

 

Lymphatic Drainage of the Caecum and Appendix

 

Innervation of the Caecum and Vermiform Appendix

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The Ascending Colon

 

The Arterial Supply of the Ascending Colon

 

Venous Drainage of the Ascending Colon

 

Lymphatic Drainage of the Ascending Colon

 

Innervation of Ascending Colon

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The Transverse Colon

 

Arterial Supply of the Transverse Colon

 

Venous Drainage of the Transverse Colon

 

Lymphatic Drainage of the Transverse Colon

 

Innervation of the Transverse Colon

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The Descending Colon

 

Arterial Supply of the Descending Colon

 

Venous Drainage of the Descending Colon

 

Lymphatic Drainage of the Descending Colon

 

Innervation of the Descending Colon

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The Sigmoid Colon

 

Arterial Supply of the Sigmoid Colon

 

Venous Drainage of the Sigmoid Colon

 

Lymphatic Drainage of the Sigmoid Colon

 

Innervation of the Sigmoid Colon

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The Rectum

  Anterior Posterior Laterally
Males Base of bladder
Seminal vesicles
Rectovesical pouch
Ileum
Sigmoid colon
Ductus deferens
Terminal ureter
Prostate gland
S3-S5 vertebrae
Coccyx
Median sacral artery and vein
Ganglion impar
Superior rectal artery and vein
Sigmoid colon
Ileum
Pelvic plexuses
Coccygeus muscle
Levator ani muscle
Females Uterus
Vagina
Rectouterine pouch
Ileum
Sigmoid colon
As for male As for male

 

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The Anal Canal

 

Anal Musculature

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Michael Tam (c) 1999