ascending colon


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ascend′ing co′lon

(ˈkoʊ lən)
n.
the first portion of the large intestine, extending from the small intestine upward.
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Noun1.ascending colon - the part of the large intestine that ascends from the cecum to the transverse colonascending colon - the part of the large intestine that ascends from the cecum to the transverse colon
arteria ascendens, ascending artery - the branch of the ileocolic artery that supplies the ascending colon
large intestine - beginning with the cecum and ending with the rectum; includes the cecum and the colon and the rectum; extracts moisture from food residues which are later excreted as feces
colon - the part of the large intestine between the cecum and the rectum; it extracts moisture from food residues before they are excreted
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ENTOCORT EC is indicated for the treatment of mild to moderate active Crohn's disease involving the ileum and/or the ascending colon (up to 8 weeks with repeated 8-week courses as necessary for recurring episodes of active disease), and the maintenance of clinical remission of mild to moderate Crohn's disease involving the ileum and/or the ascending colon for up to 3 months.
The investigators performed on-table cecoscopy on five patients who-during the course of standard open or laparoscopic surgery for suspected appendicitis--were found to have an uncomplicated inflammatory mass over the ascending colon or cecum.
A paraneoplastic syndrome was considered as a possible cause, and an abdominal CT scan showed a mass in the ascending colon and lymphadenopathy.
Cho et al[13] reported a primary endodermal sinus tumor in the ascending colon of a 3-year-old boy.
We present the case of combined pneumoperitoneum, pneumoretroperitoneum, pneumomediastinum, pneumopericardium and subcutaneous emphysema after sub mucosal tear of the ascending colon, without evidence of intraperitoneal sepsis.
In June 1999, he presented with gastrointestinal obstruction and internal fistula formation, and underwent terminal ileum and ascending colon resection.
coli) and this, coupled with iron deficiency anaemia prompted a search for other pathology and a CT scan of chest, abdomen and pelvis showed thickening of the ascending colon (figures 2 and 3).
Patients who received linaclotide had a significant acceleration of ascending colon emptying and colonic transit at 48 hours post dose as measured by scintigraphy.
The right colon is subdivided into the cecum (peritoneally located and measuring about 6 x 9 cm) and the ascending colon (located retroperitoneally and measuring 15 to 20 cm long).
This final procedure included a lysis of adhesions to separate the small bowel from the ascending colon followed by an en bloc resection of the colon and attached scrotal skin.
The Company completed its second year under an Agreement with AstraZeneca LP, whereby Prometheus is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of ENTOCORT(R) EC (budesonide) Capsules, a prescription drug used to treat Crohn's disease involving the ileum and/or ascending colon.

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