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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His hospital file reads that pellets pierced his wall of gut, jejunum, transverse colon and descending colon.
The MH defect was approximately 6 to 7 cm and contained visible omentum and transverse colon.
At definitive surgery, no ganglion cells were seen in the transverse colon.
transverse colon, left colic flexure, descending colon,
The defect was closed primarily and the transverse colon brought to the skin in a diverting loop colostomy.
The location of the tumor was classified as proximal colon (cecum, ascending); transverse colon (hepatic flexure, transverse colon, splenic flexure); distal colon (descending and sigmoid colon); or rectosigmoid junction or rectum.
From there, it began an Indiana Jones-style epic journey through the duodenum, past the pancreas, along the jejunum, around the ileo-caeco-colic junction, through the descending and transverse colon until, finally, it stuck tight in the rectum, poking into the anus.
Following these USG findings, an abdominal computed tomography (CT) was performed and thickening of the wall of the distal part of the small intestine and the transverse colon, splenic flexura and descendent colon were observed.
Transverse colon volvulus and associated Chilaiditi's syndrome: case report and literature review.
A complete colonoscopy showed an ulcerovegetative lesion in the transverse colon narrowing the lumen and multiple biopsies were performed, which revealed a well-differentiated colon adenocarcinoma.
The tool first examines the sigmoid colon, which is just inside the anus, followed by the descending colon, transverse colon and ascending colon.
The metastases were located in the right colon (10 cases), left colon (12 cases), transverse colon (9 cases), and rectum (3 cases).

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