gastrocolic


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Related to gastrocolic: gastrocolic fistula

gastrocolic

(ˌɡæstrəʊˈkɒlɪk)
adj
(Medicine) of or relating to the stomach and colon: gastrocolic reflex.
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We used ribs made by “prolene” mesh and bone cement to repair the bony defect, and further covered the defect with the latissimus dorsi muscle and gastrocolic omentum.
While performing laparoscopic exploration, gastrocolic ligament was released and a 3-cm-diameter mass was seen behind gastric fundus wall.
Food enters the stomach when a person eats and stimulates the gastrocolic reflex, which propels a mass movement of feces toward the sigmoid colon.
Food in the stomach triggers the gastrocolic reflex, which means that something in the first part of the gastrointestinal tract triggers an increased activity in the last part.
Factors contributing to constipation are numerous, but foremost are the neurologic dysfunctions of decreased gastrointestinal motility and loss of gastrocolic reflexes.
Motor activity in the colon is strongly stimulated following ingestion of a meal via the gastrocolic reflex.
Late presentation of a gastrocolic fistula after percutaneous flouroscopic gastrostomy.
Tenesmus and increased gastrocolic reflex were also very common symptoms being complained of by 44% and 41% of cases respectively.
The gastrocolic ligament was opened and short gastric vessels were divided using a harmonic dissector (Figure-1).
Shaik AS, Singh B, Haffejee AA: Gastrocolic fistula as a complication of benign gastric ulcer.
Major complications resulting from PEG tube placement reported in the literature include peritonitis, haemorrhage, Buried Bumper syndrome and gastrocolic fistula.
To fully assess the pancreas, the lesser sac is entered through the gastrocolic omentum outside the gastroepiploic arcade4 and, by retracting the transverse colon inferiorly and the stomach superiorly, exposure of the anterior surface and the superior and inferior borders of the body and tail of the pancreas is obtained.