Left colic flexure

Dr Henry Knipe et al.

Left colic flexure (or splenic flexure) is the bend in the large intestine in the left upper quadrant of the abdomen as the transverse colon continues as the descending colon. The phrenicocolic ligament attaches the the splenic flexure to the left hemidiaphragm. It lies more cranial than the right colic flexure

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Abdominal and pelvic anatomy
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rID: 22750
Section: Anatomy
Tags: colon, cases, refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Splenic flexure

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