It was the practice with O'Beirne,71 Hare,72 and others to inject fluid by a long flexible tube passed beyond the sigmoid flexure.
It is usually found in the lower part of the ileum, the ccum, sigmoid flexure, and other parts of the colon.
Its most common site is the sigmoid flexure, and next in point of frequency the ccum.
In volvulus involving the sigmoid flexure, when injury to the bowel is great, the symptoms are acute in the extreme.
It is possible that a wound in the sigmoid flexure was present which had already closed at the time of operation.
It is most often observed in the sigmoid flexure and ccum, as are the other forms of carcinoma.
The tube is carried into the sigmoid flexure and the injection is introduced so as to distend the colon.
Such foss are found around the duodeno-jejuneal angle, the ccum and appendix, and the sigmoid flexure.
The most common seat is in the sigmoid flexure and descending colon.
A local incision was chosen, as the wound was presumably in the sigmoid flexure.
sigmoid flexure n.
The S-shaped section of the colon between the pelvic brim and the third sacral segment, continuous with the rectum. Also called sigmoid colon.