hepatic flexure


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flexure

 [flek´sher]
a bend or fold.
caudal flexure the bend at the aboral end of the embryo.
cephalic flexure the curve in the mid-brain of the embryo.
cervical flexure a bend in the neural tube of the embryo at the junction of the brain and spinal cord.
colic flexure, left the angular junction of the transverse and descending colon.
colic flexure, right the angular junction of the ascending and transverse colon.
dorsal flexure one of the flexures in the mid-dorsal region of the embryo.
duodenojejunal flexure the bend at the junction of the duodenum and jejunum.
hepatic flexure right colic flexure.
lumbar flexure the ventral curvature in the lumbar region of the back.
mesencephalic flexure a bend in the neural tube of the embryo at the level of the mesencephalon, or mid-brain.
pontine flexure a flexure of the hindbrain in the embryo.
sacral flexure caudal flexure.
sigmoid flexure sigmoid colon.
splenic flexure left colic flexure.

right col·ic flex·ure

[TA]
the bend of the colon at the juncture of its ascending and transverse portions.

right col·ic flex·ure

(rīt kol'ik flek'shŭr) [TA]
The bend of the colon at the juncture of its ascending and transverse portions.
Synonym(s): flexura coli dextra [TA] , hepatic flexure.

hepatic flexure

The bend of the colon under the liver; the junction of the ascending and transverse colon.
Synonym: right colic flexure
See also: flexure
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A large ulcerating polypoidal lesion was found at his hepatic flexure (Figure 1).