pericolic

pericolic

 [per″ĭ-kol´ik]
around the colon.

per·i·col·ic

(per'i-kol'ik),
Surrounding or encircling the colon.

pericolic

(pĕr-ĭ-kō′lĭk) [″ + kolon, colon]
Around or encircling the colon.
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These include the orphan-artery sign (a circumscribed tumor nodule adjacent to a muscularized artery without an obvious accompanying vein; Figure 6, A) and the protruding-tongue sign (a smooth bordered protrusion of tumor into pericolic fat).
Inflamed diverticulum, phlegmon formation (Hinchey la), and small ([less than or equal to]3 cm) pericolic abscess formation (partial Hinchey lb) were considered to be consistent with the diagnosis of CT-based uncomplicated diverticulitis.
(1) (The Hinchey classification is based on radiologic findings, with 0 for clinical diverticulitis only, la for confined pericolic inflammation or phlegmon, and lb for pericolic or mesocolic abscess.6) Exclusion criteria included suspicion of colonic cancer by CT or ultrasound (US), previous CT/US-proven diverticulitis, sepsis, pregnancy, or antibiotic use in the previous 4 weeks.
Pericolic inflammatory changes and thrombosis in the mesenteric veins or occlusion may occur.
No transmural wound dehiscence, peritonitis, or pericolic abscesses were found on the necropsy examination of the animals.
CRC: colorectal cancer; IL-6: interleukin-6; CRP: C-reactive protein; MMP-9: matrix metalloproteinase-9; pT2: tumor invades muscularis propria; pT3: the tumor invades through the muscularis propria in the pericolic tissue; pT4: the tumor penetrates the surface of visceral peritoneum or other organs; pN0: no invasion to regional lymph nodes; pN1:1-3 regional metastatic lymph nodes; pN2: 4 or more metastatic lymph nodes.
Sparse focally adherent pericolic fat with scattered fibrinous adhesions and palpable lymph node candidates were identified.
There is evidence of fat stranding adjacent to the ascending colon with multiple enlarged pericolic and mesenteric lymph node.
The two most common CT findings in diverticulitis are wall thickening and pericolic fat stranding, often in the context of an identifiably inflamed diverticulum [4].
Intraoperative findings revealed an island of peritoneal nodules adherent to the omentum and studding the peritoneum along the right pericolic gutter.
A PET-FDG scan revealed pericolic inflammatory changes along the course of the transplanted large bowel with diffuse FDG uptake.
There was peritoneal seeding along the pelvis and right pericolic gutter and along the right hemidiaphragm.