The large intestine is the approximately 1.5 m long piece of intestine between the small intestine and the rectum. The large intestine has different sections, is partly intraperitoneal, partly retroperitoneal and takes its name from the stool thickness and is thus responsible for the reabsorption of water and electrolytes into the body.

Benign diseases

Functional ailments

Chronic inflammatory diseases

Diverticular diseases and polyps

Not benign diseases