A Histology Tour of the GI Tract- The Colon (Large Intestines)


This post contains many high yield images that help to identify some of the identifying features of the colon. The colon is 6 feet in length and divided into the cecum, ascending colon, descending colon, transverse colon, sigmoid colon and terminates in the rectum.


Functions of the Colon

  • Villi have absorptive function

  • Microvilli increase the surface area of absorption