Left colic flexure

Last revised by Calum Worsley on 30 Mar 2023

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 splenic flexure to the left hemidiaphragm. It lies more cranial than the right colic flexure


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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: large bowel
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  • Case 1: labeled 27
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  • Case 2: labeled 48
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  • Case 3: labeled 100
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