transverse colon


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transverse colon

[trans¦vərs ′kō·lən]
(anatomy)
The portion of the colon between the right and left colic flexures, extending transversely across the upper abdomen.
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21-24) Our results are similar and show that more lymph nodes were consistently recovered from resection specimens of cecum/ascending colon and descending colon cancers, and fewer were recovered from resections of transverse colon, sigmoid colon, and rectal cancers.
Around 1200 mL of blood mixed with peritoneal fluid and partial transection of half of the circumference of the transverse colon were found.
Colocolic intussusception in the hepatic flexure and proximal transverse colon with a 2.
The tumor of patient 2 was located in the transverse colon and caused a subtotal stenosis of the bowel lumen.
2] developed a leak from repaired transverse colon perforation, which was detected on 5th POD.
The mass was located posterior to the left colon, extending medially to the root of the mesentery, superiorly to the transverse colon, and inferiorly it occupied the entire pelvis (Figure 1).
Intraoperative findings revealed transverse colon adherent to gall bladder.
En-bloc resection of the mass along with the adhered transverse colon was done (Figure-2).
identified 24 patients with tuberculous strictures, of whom only 3 had a stricture in the transverse colon.
However, it is important to realize that some parts of the colon (the cecum, transverse colon, and sigmoid colon) are quite mobile because of the longer aspect of their mesentery.

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