Colonoscopy: Anatomy of the Colon

Large intestine

The colon is also known as the large intestine. It starts with the cecum, which attaches to the small intestine, and ends with the anus. Other parts of the colon include the ascending colon, the transverse colon, the descending colon, the sigmoid colon, and the rectum.

Current as of: August 22, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Arvydas D. Vanagunas, MD, FACP, FACG - Gastroenterology