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