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Figure 1: The pig colon is a spiral, coiled intraperitoneal bowel loop commencing from a ‘normal’ placed cecum and terminating in a ‘normal’ placed descending colon–sigmoid junction. The distal caecum and proximal sigmoid are firmly tethered to the posterior abdominal wall, giving a firm fixed base for the entire intraperitoneal colon loop. No demarcation into ascending, transverse, descending colon

Figure 1: The pig colon is a spiral, coiled intraperitoneal bowel loop commencing from a ‘normal’ placed cecum and terminating in a ‘normal’ placed descending colon–sigmoid junction. The distal caecum and proximal sigmoid are firmly tethered to the posterior abdominal wall, giving a firm fixed base for the entire intraperitoneal colon loop. No demarcation into ascending, transverse, descending colon