splenic 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.

left col·ic flex·ure

[TA]
the bend at the junction of the transverse and descending colon.

splenic flexure

[splen′ik]
Etymology: Gk, splen, spleen; L, flectere, to bend
the left flexure of the colon as it bends at the junction of the transverse and descending segments of the colon, near the spleen.

left col·ic flex·ure

(left kol'ik flek'shŭr) [TA]
The bend at the junction of the transverse and descending colon.
Synonym(s): flexura coli sinistra [TA] , splenic flexure.
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7 Men 62% ASA classification <3 88% >3 12% Tumor location Hepatic flexure 40% Transverse colon 49% Splenic flexure 11% Pathologic stage I 38% II 35% III 27% Outcomes 5-year survival 61% Stage I 55% Stage II 83% Stage III 58% 5-year disease-free survival 88% Lymph node retrieval 23.
Barium enema showed a small-caliber descending left colon with a "transition zone" at the splenic flexure, with distended hepatic flexure and ascending colon.
She underwent a left colectomy with takedown of the splenic flexure.
The SMA and IMA communicate through the marginal artery of Drummond, which runs along the splenic flexure and the arc of Riolan.
Gas in the upper left portion of the colon can result in a condition called the splenic flexure syndrome.
Surgical exploration via laparotomy revealed hemoperitoneum, which evacuated quickly, a wound to the splenic flexure, which was repaired by resection anastomosis.