Copyright ©The Author(s) 2018.
World J Gastrointest Surg. Feb 27, 2018; 10(2): 6-12
Published online Feb 27, 2018. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v10.i2.6
Figure 1
Figure 1 Handmade drawings of dolichocolon forming tortuosities, loops and kinks. From Monterossi[2], 1820.
Figure 2
Figure 2 Different types of dolichocolon. A-C: Redundancies in the sigmoid; D: Generalized redundancies; E: Low transverse colon. From Caffey[16], 1961.
Figure 3
Figure 3 Barium enema showing a fully developed dolichocolon: A sigmoid loop rising over the line between the iliac crests, a transverse colon below the same line and extra loops at the flexures.
Figure 4
Figure 4 Dolichocolon with loose mesenteries allowing the colon to be drawn out of the abdomen: The transverse colon is localized at the right, and the sigmoid loop at the left.