Its line of attachment forms a V-shaped curve, the apex of the curve being placed about the point of division of the left common iliac artery.
The curve begins on the medial side of the left psoas major, and runs upward and backward to the apex, from which it bends sharply downward, and ends in the median plane at the level of the third sacral vertebra.
This binds the large intestine to the posterior abdominal wall.
It also carries blood and lymphatic vessels to the intestines.
- Anatomy photo:37:13-0302 at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center - "Abdominal Cavity: The Colon and its Divisions"
- SUNY Anatomy Image 8184
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