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as·cend·ing co·lon

[TA]
the portion of the colon between the ileocecal orifice and the right colic flexure.
Synonym(s): colon ascendens [TA]

ascending colon

The first segment of the colon, which begins in the right lower quadrant of the abdomen at the caecum and ends at the hepatic (right colic) flexure in the right upper quadrant of abdomen, after which point it becomes the transverse colon.
Arterial supply Right colic artery, a branch of the superior mesenteric artery.
Venous supply Right colic and ileocolic veins of the superior mesenteric vein.

as·cend·ing co·lon

(ă-send'ing kō'lŏn) [TA]
The portion of the colon between the ileocecal orifice and the right colic flexure.

ascending colon

The part of the large intestine on the right side, running up from the CAECUM to the bend near the liver.
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As previous reports had showed that associated colonic diverticulosis is frequently found in the patients with small bowel diverticulosis [12, 13], the present patient also developed coexistent diverticula in the ascending colon. The present patient was not elderly, but most patients were in the sixth and seventh decade of life in the previous reports [14-17].
There were also multiple raised ulcerated lesions in the ascending colon (Figure 3).
Site Falterman et al Present study Caecum 10.42 10.52 Ascending colon 4.78 9.58 Hepatic flexure 3.60 0.93 Transverse colon 5.15 5.26 Splenic flexure 3.85 1.5 Descending colon 5.11 2.81 Rectosigmoid colon 67.09 69.4 Total 100 100 The above table shows that in the present study the distribution of cancer throughout the colon was correlating with the study conducted by Falterman et al which states recto sigmoid colon as a commonest site of colorectal malignancy.
The presentation reported here is unusual in that there was encasement of the terminal ileum within a sac, and this itself, along with rest of the small bowel, stomach and ascending colon was encased within a larger sac.
Intussusception with terminal ileum (gangrenous), caecum, appendix, whole of ascending colon, transverse colon were telescoping into descending and sigmoid colon.
During this time, it continues to rotate a further 180 [degrees] counterclockwise, bringing the ascending colon to the right side of the abdomen with the caecum lying immediately below the liver.
* Ascending colon perforation is quite rare in blunt trauma as it is fixed to retroperitoneum.
She was referred to the Radiology Department for CT scan which revealed a well-defined oval shaped lesion, measuring 7.2 x4.5 cm, containing air lucencies in the right mid abdomen abutting the ascending colon, small bowel loops and the left anterolateral abdominal wall (Figure-1, A and B).
This article discusses the case of a 54-year-old patient admitted to the emergency OR for surgery of an ascending colon neoplasm and secondary intestinal obstruction.
In the present study, we noted that almost one third of colon cancer involved the right side of the colon, including caecum, ascending colon, hepatic flexure and the right one third of transverse colon.
Per-operatively, left-sided acutely inflammed appendix along with caecum and ascending colon were found in left lower abdomen, operation was completed via lower midline abdominal incision.
The total abdominal augmentation computed tomography and total colorectal sputum angiography showed that the upper and middle rectum, descending colon, transverse colon, and ascending colon were dilated, the maximum diameter of the intestine was 23 cm, and the intestine was filled with feces, suggesting that the lower rectum and sigmoid colon were narrow [Figure 1]a and [Figure 1]b.

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