hepatic flexure

hepatic flexure
hepatic flexure n the right-angle bend in the colon on the right side of the body near the liver that marks the junction of the ascending colon and the transverse colon called also right colic flexure

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the bend in the colon, just underneath the liver, where the ascending colon joins the transverse colon.

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  • Colic flexure — can refer to: Hepatic flexure ( right ) Splenic flexure ( left ) This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the lin …   Wikipedia

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