splenic flexure syndrome


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splen·ic flex·ure syn·drome

symptoms of pain, gas, bloating, a sense of fullness experienced in the left upper abdominal quadrant, sometimes beneath the ribs, in some instances radiating upward, and in some instances producing anterior chest pain central or predominantly on the left. It may be induced experimentally by the introduction and trapping of air in the splenic flexure.

splen·ic flex·ure syn·drome

symptoms of pain, gas, bloating, a sense of fullness experienced in the left upper abdominal quadrant, sometimes beneath the ribs, in some instances radiating upward, and in some instances producing anterior chest pain central or predominantly on the left. It may be induced experimentally by the introduction and trapping of air in the splenic flexure.

splenic flexure syndrome

Etymology: Gk, splen + L, flectere, to bend
a recurrent pain and abdominal distension in the left upper quadrant of the abdomen caused by a pocket of gas trapped in the large intestine below the spleen, at the flexure of the transverse and descending colon. The symptoms are relieved by defecation or passing of flatus.

splenic flexure syndrome

Payr syndrome GI disease A functional accompaniment of IBD, caused by swallowed gas that passes only as far as the transverse colon–due to kinking of the transverse and splenic flexure Clinical Left upper quadrant pain, abdominal distension, discomfort, constipation Management Autotherapy–defecation, flatulation. See Inflammatory bowel disease.

Payr,

Erwin, German surgeon, 1871-1946.
Payr clamp - a clamp used in gastrectomy or enterectomy.
Payr disease - constipation, with left upper quadrant pain. Synonym(s): splenic flexure syndrome
Payr forceps
Payr gastrectomy
Payr membrane - a fold of peritoneum that crosses over the left flexure of the colon.
Payr rectractor
Payr sign - pain on pressure over the sole of the foot, a sign of thrombophlebitis.
Payr syndrome - occurs in approximately 20% of patients with irritable bowel, usually postprandially.

splen·ic flex·ure syn·drome

(splenik flekshŭr sindrōm)
Symptoms of pain, gas, bloating, and a sense of fullness experienced in the left upper abdominal quadrant, sometimes beneath the ribs, in some instances radiating upward, and in some instances producing anterior chest pain central or predominantly on the left.
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Gas in the upper left portion of the colon can result in a condition called the splenic flexure syndrome.