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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Partial transected transverse colon edges were trimmed and brought out as loop colostomy.
In this patient, spiral CT showed a lipoma situated in the proximal transverse colon, causing colocolic intussusception.
He developed leak from the repaired site of transverse colon leading to formation of faecal fistula and subsequently burst abdomen.
The proximal transverse colon was loosely adherent to the liver.
Right colon included caecum, ascending colon, hepatic flexure and proximal portion of transverse colon.
At laparotomy, the ascending and transverse colon was dilated to 12 cm with features of a giant mucocele which yielded 3.
At laparotomy, the findings were ileocolic intussusception involving 20 cm of terminal ileum which was gangrenous, intestinal malrotation with duodenojejunal junction on the right of the midline, midgut volvulus of 180[degrees] in a clockwise direction, and the caecum and proximal third of transverse colon were gangrenous (measuring 25 cm).
3] We describe an additional case of primary extranodal HD of the transverse colon in a 42-year-old nonimmunocompromised woman.
Upon dissection the cystic lesion was found to be sharing a common wall with the mid transverse colon (Figure 3).
A side-to-side anastomosis was created between the terminal ileum and the transverse colon.
Control colon showing no more than mild autolysis was taken at autopsy from 6 patients (aged 2 months to 4 years) in whom there was no evidence of colonic disease, and for each case sections from rectum, sigmoid, and ascending and transverse colon were selected.

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