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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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Colonoscopy revealed a polypoidal mass in the proximal part of the ascending colon. Biopsies revealed inflammatory changes but no evidence of malignancy.
In this study, with respect to the outcome of the endoscopist's evaluation, the L-NaP group had a significantly better result than the PEG group from the cecum to the ascending colon. In other segments, the LNaP preparation was similar to 2 L PEG-based preparation.
Washing away solid feces with a water jet and injecting with a syringe no more than 100 mL of air through the scope's working channel improved the view of the cecum, ascending colon, and terminal ileum (Dis.
In June 1999, he presented with gastrointestinal obstruction and internal fistula formation, and underwent terminal ileum and ascending colon resection.
Computed tomography (CT) revealed sequential diverticula in the wall thickening terminal ileum with high density of surrounding fat (arrows in Figures 1(a) and 1(b)) and appendix without swelling (Figure 1(b) arrow head) and also multiple uncomplicated diverticula in the ascending colon separated from the panniculitis lesion were detected.
However, in type 3 that is caecal bascule, there is anterior and upward folding of caecum over ascending colon. [5] This anterior folding of caecum leads to flap valve occlusion at the site of flexion.
This showed a low attenuation lesion in the left lobe of the liver with surrounding inflammation consistent with a liver abscess (Figure 1), as well as wall thickening in the ascending colon that extended into the caecum and terminal ileum (Figure 2).
The site wise distribution of colorectal malignancy in the present study was as follows: caecum 10.52%, ascending colon 9.58%, hepatic flexure 0.93%, transverse colon 5.26%, splenic flexure 1.5%, descending colon 2.81%, sigmoid colon 11.66% and rectum and anal canal 57.74%.
At laparotomy, the whole of the stomach, small bowel and part of the ascending colon were encased by a thin membrane (Figure 1).
On ultrasound of total abdomen, there was evidence of echogenic curvilinear structure with posterior acoustic shadow in the ascending colon. Complications like peritonitis, perforation and obstruction have been ruled out.
A similar presentation has been reported in a patient with carcinomatosis peritonei from recurrent squamous cell carcinoma of the cervix, eight months after palliative bypass of obstructed ascending colon (8).

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