gastrocolic


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gastrocolic

 [gas″tro-kol´ik]
pertaining to or communicating with the stomach and colon.

gas·tro·co·lic

(gas'trō-kol'ik),
Relating to the stomach and colon.

gastrocolic

/gas·tro·col·ic/ (gas″tro-kol´ik) pertaining to or communicating with the stomach and colon, as a fistula.

gastrocolic

adjective Referring to the stomach and colon.

gas·tro·co·lic

(gas'trō-kol'ik)
Relating to the stomach and the colon.

gastrocolic

Pertaining to the stomach and the colon. A gastrocolic fistula is an abnormal connection between the inside of the stomach and the inside of the colon.

gas·tro·co·lic

(gas'trō-kol'ik)
Relating to stomach and colon.

gastrocolic

pertaining to or communicating with the stomach and colon.

gastrocolic ligament tension
usually the result of displacement of the left dorsal colon so that it lies across the ligament; causes reflex dilation of the stomach.
gastrocolic reflex
distention of the stomach leads to rectal contractions and defecation.
References in periodicals archive ?
Soybel DI, Kestenberg A, Brunt EM, Becker JM: Gastrocolic fistula as a complication of benign gastric ulcer: report of four cases and update of the literature.
Matsuo S, Eto T, Ohara O, Miyazaki J, Tsunoda T, Kanematsu T: Gastrocolic fistula originating from transverse colon cancer: report of a case and review of the Japanese literature.
Thoeny RH, Hodgson JR, Scudamore HH: The Roentgenologic Diagnosis of Gastrocolic and Gastrojejunocolic Fistulas.
Omental pregnancies have been described, but to our knowledge, this is the first case report that describes and shows a pregnancy implanted on the gastrocolic ligament.
During abdominal observation, a 3 X 3 cm bleeding mass was detected on the gastrocolic ligament.
1) The gastrocolic ligament is a portion of the greater omentum passing from the greater curvature of the stomach and the first part of the duodenum to the transverse colon.
You can also take advantage of the so-called gastrocolic reflex (which creates the urge to defecate shortly after filling one's stomach) if you have the child sit 30 minutes after eating a meal.
Esophageal perforation, generalized peritonitis, pneumoperitoneum, bleeding, and gastrocolic fistula are known complications that are recognized perioperatively (3).
Common pathways of extension include the liver via the gastrohepatic ligament, the pancreas via the lesser sac, and the transverse colon via the gastrocolic ligament.
A barium enema should be done when a gastrocolic fistula is suspected, as this has a higher sensitivity than upper gastrointestinal radiography (7).
Gastrocolic fistula, usually from the transverse colon to the greater curvature of the stomach, is the most common fistula encountered, and 30% of patients with this fistula have the classic triad of diarrhea, feculent vomiting, and weight loss (4, 35).