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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located between splenic flexure and cecum may be missed.
The distal colon was defined as that portion from the rectum through the splenic flexure.
Chronic recurrent volvulus of the colonic splenic flexure associated with the eventration of left diaphragm.
CT revealed liver metastasis and local relapse at the splenic flexure.
In a similar situation, 92% (36 of 39) of advanced neoplasias in the proximal colon would have been missed if sigmoidoscopy had been performed to the splenic flexure (N.
OUTCOMES MEASURED The main outcome of this study was the relative risk (RR) of advanced colonic neoplasia proximal to the splenic flexure in patients with and without distal colonic lesions.
A laparotomy was performed with the drainage of the fluid collection from the abdominal cavity, irrigation of the peritoneal cavity, resection of the sigmoid colon and descending colon, mobilization of the splenic flexure and colostomy with a Hartmann's procedure.
Intra-operatively, while mobilizing the splenic flexure, a splenic laceration was noted.
They also noted that the frequency of clinically important lesions that were proximal to the splenic flexure was significantly higher in blacks (35%) and Hispanics (27%), compared with whites (13%) and those from other ethnic groups (8%).
The patient underwent an extended right hemicolectomy, including the transverse colon, to the level of the splenic flexure.