splenic flexure

splenic flexure
splenic flexure n the sharp bend of the colon under the spleen where the transverse colon joins the descending colon called also left colic flexure

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  • Splenic flexure — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = flexura coli dextra, flexura coli sinistra GraySubject = 249 GrayPage = 1180 Caption = Colorectal anatomy. (Splenic flexure labeled at upper right.) Caption2 = Front of abdomen, showing surface markings for …   Wikipedia

  • Splenic-flexure syndrome — is a term sometimes used to describe bloating, muscle spasms of the colon, and upper abdominal discomfort thought to be caused by trapped gas at the splenic (as opposed to hepatic) flexure in the colon; the pain caused can be excruciating and… …   Wikipedia

  • splenic flexure syndrome — n pain in the upper left quadrant of the abdomen that may radiate upward to the left shoulder and inner aspect of the left arm and that sometimes mimics angina pectoris but is caused by bloating and gas in the colon * * * constipation with left… …   Medical dictionary

  • splenic flexure — noun : the sharp bend of the colon under the spleen where the transverse colon joins the descending colon …   Useful english dictionary

  • splenic flexure of colon — flexura coli sinistra …   Medical dictionary

  • flexure — A bend, as in an organ or structure. SYN: flexura [TA]. [L. flexura] anorectal f. [TA] the anteroposterior curve or angle, with convesity directed anteriorly, of the anorectal junction; tonus of the puborectalis (muscle) produces the …   Medical dictionary

  • flexure — n. a bend in an organ or part, such as the hepatic and splenic flexures of the colon …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Hepatic flexure — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = flexura coli dextra GraySubject = 249 GrayPage = 1180 Caption = Colorectal anatomy. (Hepatic flexure labeled at upper left.) Caption2 = Sagittal section through posterior abdominal wall, showing the… …   Wikipedia

  • Duodenojejunal flexure — Superior and inferior duodenal fossæ …   Wikipedia

  • 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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