Hepatic (or the right colic) flexure is the sharp bend between the ascending and the transverse colon. The right colic flexure is adjacent to the liver, and is therefore also known as the hepatic flexure. Thus, the left colic flexure is also known as the splenic flexure (as it is close to the spleen). The hepatic flexure lies in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen in humans. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hepatic_flexure ]

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latin term
flexura coli heaptica [ FMA:TA ]

definition

Hepatic (or the right colic) flexure is the sharp bend between the ascending and the transverse colon. The right colic flexure is adjacent to the liver, and is therefore also known as the hepatic flexure. Thus, the left colic flexure is also known as the splenic flexure (as it is close to the spleen). The hepatic flexure lies in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen in humans.

has exact synonym

hepatic flexure of colon

flexura coli heaptica

right colic flexure

hepatic flexure

has related synonym

right colic flexure

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UBERON:0022277

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