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flex·ure

 (flĕk′shər)
n.
1. A curve, turn, or fold, such as a bend in a tubular organ: a flexure of the colon.
2. The act or an instance of bending or flexing; flexion.

flex′ur·al adj.

flexure

(ˈflɛkʃə)
n
1. the act of flexing or the state of being flexed
2. a bend, turn, or fold
ˈflexural adj

flex•ure

(ˈflɛk ʃər)

n.
1. the act of flexing or bending.
2. the state of being flexed or bent.
3. the part bent; bend.
flex′ur•al, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flexure - the state of being flexed (as of a joint)flexure - the state of being flexed (as of a joint)
physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state - the condition or state of the body or bodily functions
2.flexure - an angular or rounded shape made by foldingflexure - an angular or rounded shape made by folding; "a fold in the napkin"; "a crease in his trousers"; "a plication on her blouse"; "a flexure of the colon"; "a bend of his elbow"
pleat, plait - any of various types of fold formed by doubling fabric back upon itself and then pressing or stitching into shape
angular shape, angularity - a shape having one or more sharp angles
twirl, kink, twist - a sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight
pucker, ruck - an irregular fold in an otherwise even surface (as in cloth)
3.flexure - act of bending a joint; especially a joint between the bones of a limb so that the angle between them is decreased
bending - the act of bending something
flex - the act of flexing; "he gave his biceps a flex to impress the ladies"
dorsiflexion - the act of bending backward (of the body or a body part)

flexure

noun
Translations

flex·ure

n. flexura, pliegue o doblez de una estructura u órgano;
hepatic ______ hepática, ángulo derecho del colon;
sigmoid ___sigmoidea, curvatura del colon que antecede al recto;
splenic ______ esplénica, ángulo izquierdo del colon.
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Air insufflation was resumed after hepatic flexure. We did not use immersion after passing the hepatic flexure.
Patient was advised antibiotics and a repeat CT scan after four weeks which showed infiltrative mass in the gallbladder fundus involving right lobe of liver and hepatic flexure of colon.
Intraoperative findings revealed colon intussusception at hepatic flexure. Histopathology examination revealed abdominal MCL.
In the present study, we noted that almost one third of colon cancer involved the right side of the colon, including caecum, ascending colon, hepatic flexure and the right one third of transverse colon.
During rapid air distention, inability to produce a total obstruction by the bending of sigmoid and high pressure allow the flow of air proximally to the next anatomical bending such as splenic flexure and hepatic flexure and ileocaecal valve.
Due to the rarity of colonic NETs, we aimed to report the case of 26-year-old male with hepatic flexure NETs.
Eleven (21%) patients had tumors located in the cecum, ten (19%) had tumors located in the ascending colon, three (6%) had tumors located in the hepatic flexure, nine (17%) had tumors located in the transverse colon, three (6%) had tumors located at the splenic flexure, three (6%) had tumors located in the descending colon, and fourteen (26%) had tumors located in the sigmoid colon.
Chilaiditi syndrome is a rare disease in which the bowel (usually transverse colon or hepatic flexure) or the small intestine is found interposed in between the diaphragm and the liver, and was first described in 1910 by the Greek radiologist Demetrius Chilaiditi.
Surrounding the gallbladder and extending into the hepatic flexure and right para-colic gutter is extensive inflammatory changes within the mesenteric fat.
Figure 4(c) shows the distribution of accurate classification for individual colon parts which rates from 67.7% in descending colon to 93.3% in hepatic flexure.
The hepatic flexure of the colon is the portion of the bowel most commonly interposed; however, the small bowel has been implicated in a small number of cases [2].
Two biopsies were taken from 3 standardized locations each (terminal ileum, hepatic flexure, rectum) using 2.3mm calipers (MTW Wolfgang Haag KG, Germany) through flexible colonoscopes (Fujinon EC600, Fuji Corp, Japan).