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Colon Structure

  • Gregory L. Eastwood
Part of the Topics in Gastroenterology book series (TGEN)


During the 5th week of human gestation, the midgut begins to elongate rapidly and extrudes into the umbilical cord. The subsequent enlargement and return of the midgut loop to the abdomen, and the rotation of the bowel during this process, determines the adult configuration of the colon.


Lamina Propria Large Intestine Lateral Plasma Membrane Serum Gastrin Concentration Label Mitosis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gregory L. Eastwood
    • 1
  1. 1.Gastroenterology Division, Department of MedicineUniversity of Massachusetts Medical SchoolWorcesterUSA

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