transverse colon


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trans·verse co·lon

[TA]
the part of the colon between the right and left colic flexures. It may extend somewhat transversely across the abdomen, but more often sags centrally, frequently to subumbilical levels.
Synonym(s): colon transversum [TA]

transverse colon

n.
The part of the colon that lies across the upper part of the abdominal cavity.

transverse colon

the segment of the colon that extends from the end of the ascending colon at the hepatic flexure on the right side across the midabdomen to the beginning of the descending colon at the splenic flexure on the left side.

trans·verse co·lon

(trans-vĕrs' kō'lŏn) [TA]
The part of the colon between the right and left colic flexures. It may extend somewhat transversely across the abdomen, but more oftensags centrally, frequently to subumbilical levels.

transverse colon

The middle third of the colon that loops across the upper part of the ABDOMEN.
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At surgery, it was discovered that he had a volvulus of the entire small bowel around a fibrous band extending from the transverse colon to the pelvis.
If a cancer is in the middle transverse colon, either the right or the left colon is removed along with the transverse colon.
Her daughters present with long-segment HSCR [anterior limit of aganglionic bowel at the transverse colon (III1) or jejunum (III2)].
Colonoscopic examination with biopsies through the colon and terminal ileum revealed changes consistent with Crohn's disease in the sigmoid colon and proximal transverse colon.
It is divided into three sections - the ascending colon (going up the right side of your abdomen), transverse colon (across the top) and descending colon (down the left side).
Colonoscopy with biopsy revealed severe inflammation from the rectum to the transverse colon and discontinuously in the cecum in a pattern suggestive of Crohn's disease.
A colic resection with end colostomy was carried out, with the rectum sewn shut and embeded in the pelvis for subsequent anastomosis (among transverse colon and rectum), which was performed 6 months later with complete fecal continence.
Left colon comprises about 15% and approximately 9% of the tumors are noted in the transverse colon (5).
Fourteen patients had colon cancer: two in the cecum, five in the ascending colon, four in the transverse colon, and three in the rectosigmoid colon.
Absence of normal suspensory ligaments of the transverse colon.

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