10. Diseases and Disorders of the Rectum and Anus

The last several inches of the large intestine are referred to as the rectum. An expanded section at the end of the rectum is where stool is stored prior to being passed in a bowel movement, via the anal canal and anus. Proctitis Proctitis is an inflammation of the lining of the rectum (see Box 10-1, […]

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