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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An ileocolectomy specimen was received, and representative sequential sections of the total length were submitted for histologic examination, which confirmed the diagnosis of distal aganglionosis up to the hepatic flexure (Figure 3, a).
The intussusception was reduced and the involved segment at the hepatic flexure was resected.
Urgent laparotomy revealed gross faecal contamination within the peritoneal cavity secondary to a large perforation of about 10 cm within the hepatic flexure.
The hepatic flexure of the colon also showed a mass that was adherent to the duodenum.
On exploratory laparotomy, caecum was found to be gangrenous and was lying over hepatic flexure of colon along with excessive redundant sigmoid colon.
A large ulcerating polypoidal lesion was found at his hepatic flexure (Figure 1).
The fistulous connection usually forms after a preceding episode acute cholecystitis leads to inflammation and adhesions forming between the gallbladder and colon, usually at the hepatic flexure.
Sridevi et al (2011) have reported the unusual peritoneal fold connecting the gallbladder, on the left to gastro pyloric junction and on the right to the hepatic flexure of the colon.