Right colic flexure

Dr Craig Hacking and Dr Henry Knipe et al.

Right colic flexure (or hepatic flexure) is used to describe the bend in the colon as the ascending colon continues as the transverse colon

Gross anatomy

Connective tissue connects this part of the colon to the anterior pararenal fascia, descending part of the duodenum (D2) and head of pancreas. It also creates an impression on the inferior surface of the liver.

Relations
  • superiorly: liver (right lobe)
  • posteriorly: right kidney
  • medially: descending part of the duodenum (D2)
Anatomy: abdominopelvic
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Article information

rID: 22737
Section: Anatomy
Tag: cases, refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Hepatic flexure

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