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When attempting distinguish the transverse colon from the sigmoid colon (during surgery for example) recall that the transverse colon is attached by 3 mesenteries while the sigmoid colon is only attach by 1 mesentery. The transverse colon also contains 3 bands of taeniae coli whereas the sigmoid colon contains only 2 bands.

The transverse colon is normally connected to the stomach via the gastrocolic ligament.
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