Ascending colon

Ascending Colon: The part of the large intestine located on the right side of the abdomen that attaches the cecum with the hepatic flexure at the start of the transverse colon.


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Colon, Ascending: The segment of Large Intestine between the Cecum and the Transverse Colon. It passes cephalad from the cecum to the caudal surface of the right lobe of the Liver where it bends sharply to the left, forming the right colic flexure.2

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  1. Source: RDCRN (NCATS/NIH): cms/ cegir/ Learn-More/ Glossary
  2. Source: MeSH (U.S. National Library of Medicine)

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