splenic flexure


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splenic flexure

[′splen·ik ′flek·shər]
(anatomy)
An abrupt turn of the colon beneath the lower end of the spleen, connecting the descending with the transverse colon.
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CNLs found distal to the splenic flexure were characterized as distal lesions and thus reachable with the help of sigmoidoscope while CNLs found between the splenic flexure and the cecum were characterized as proximal lesions.
Lesions were labeled according to location: proximal to the splenic flexure or distal to (and including) the splenic flexure.
Gas in the upper left portion of the colon can result in a condition called the splenic flexure syndrome.
Abdomen was opened with a large midline incision, grossly dilated Right colon upto splenic flexure found, a circumferential obstructing growth found at the splenic flexture.
A CT scan showed splenomegaly, locally invasive pancreatic tail malignancy involving the adjacent splenic flexure and perirenal fascia of the kidney (Figure 7).
Surgical exploration via laparotomy revealed hemoperitoneum, which evacuated quickly, a wound to the splenic flexure, which was repaired by resection anastomosis.
After laparoscopic examination to search for an accessory spleen, the dissection began at splenic flexure with a harmonic ultrasonic dissector.
Eventration may be further complicated by acute gastric volvulus, chronic gastric volvulus or chronic recurrent volvulus of the splenic flexure of the colon.
Subsequent colonoscopy detected a neoplastic lesion at the splenic flexure confirmed at biopsy to be adenocarcinoma.
Barium enema showed a small-caliber descending left colon with a "transition zone" at the splenic flexure, with distended hepatic flexure and ascending colon.