ascending colon


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ascending colon

[ə′send·iŋ ′kōl·ən]
(anatomy)
The portion of the colon that extends from the cecum to the bend on the right side below the liver.
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In the area of the ascending colon and the rectum there were numerous hyperdense areas of various shapes and sizes, mostly with sharp contours, and the character of a foreign body, with a density of 500 to 1500 HJ, 5 to 20 mm in diameter.
The cecum then descends to the right iliac fossa by forming the ascending colon and hepatic flexure.
Cases included in our study, were mostly showing tumor in the ascending colon while few cases were seen in descending colon.
After her condition became stable, the follow-up double-contrast barium enema study substantially demonstrated the diverticula over the ascending colon.
As the scan also suggested intestinal ischaemia consistent with the patient's abdominal symptoms, exploratory laparotomy was performed and subtotal colectomy of the ascending colon was necessary because of ischaemia and necrosis.
Caption: Figure 1: Sagittal view of CT scan of the abdomen showing ascending colon thickening (arrow).
At surgery, enucleation of the cystic mass from the mesentery was attempted; however, due to the intraoperative findings of enlarged lymph nodes and the diffuse mesenteric infiltration in close relationship with adjacent ascending colon, an ileocecal resection was performed.
We found that right-sided SSA/P and more advanced lesions were concentrated in the cecum and ascending colon, with the distribution in the transverse colon matching the low rate in the distal colon.
1] The term cecal volvulus is misleading as this process is often not limited to the cecum alone but usually consists of an axial rotation of the terminal ileum, cecum, and ascending colon, with concomitant twisting of the associated mesentery.
Nephrostography showing opacification of ascending colon.
Unusual features in a patient with neurofibromatosis type 1: Multiple subcutaneous lipomas, a juvenile polyp in ascending colon, congenital intrahepatic portosystemic venous shunt, and horseshoe kidney.

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