transverse colon

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transverse colon

The part of the colon that lies across the upper part of the abdominal cavity.

transverse colon

(Anatomy) anatomy the part of the large intestine passing transversely in front of the liver and stomach

trans′verse co′lon

(ˈkoʊ lən)

the middle portion of the colon, lying across the upper abdominal cavity between the ascending colon and the descending colon.
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Noun1.transverse colon - the part of the large intestine that extends across the abdominal cavity and joins the ascending to the descending colontransverse colon - the part of the large intestine that extends across the abdominal cavity and joins the ascending to the descending 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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On exploratory laparotomy, there was eventration of the left hemidiaphragm along with the mesenteroaxial gastric volvulus with the distal body and antrum lying in the left chest cavity along with the transverse colon, omentum and spleen.
A distended, transverse colon can also mimic a sigmoid volvulus.
The patient underwent cholecystectomy & wedge resection of the liver with resection of transverse colon and paraduodenal lymph nodes.
4) Park et al (6) presented a case report of a synchronous large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma in the transverse colon and a well-differentiated adenocarcinoma in the cecum.
11 Prolapse with transverse colostomy is more common because of mobile nature of transverse colon.
Typically, embolus lodges at the major branch distal to the middle colic artery, preserving the blood supply of transverse colon and proximal jejunum.
The transverse colon was mobilised and a segment of the colon resected with the fistula.
A more posterior CT coronal reconstruction image (Figure 8) shows the distended cecum superiorly as well as the collapsed transverse colon inferiorly.
The imaging diagnosis is based on: (i) a vertical dense white line on abdominal film, signifying apposed inner walls of sigmoid colon pointing towards the pelvis; (ii) gas in the proximal large bowel with no gas in the rectum; (iii) inverted U-shape of the sigmoid colon with absent haustra; (iv) the 'northern exposure' sign--dilated twisted sigmoid colon projecting above the transverse colon on a supine abdominal film; (v) apex of the sigmoid volvulus above T10 vertebra and under the left hemidiaphragm; and (vi) 'beaking' seen in the distal sigmoid colon with contrast enema--smooth tapered narrowing or point of torsion at the rectosigmoid junction.
Tumor locations were divided into cecum and ascending colon, transverse colon, descending colon, sigmoid colon, and rectum.
Risks were elevated for malignant lymphomas, oropharyngeal and small intestinal carcinomas, ascending and transverse colon cancers, and primary liver cancer.

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