transverse colon

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transverse colon

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

(Anatomy) anatomy the part of the large intestine passing transversely in front of the liver and stomach
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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
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The patient underwent extended cholecystectomy, segmental resection, and anastomosis of the transverse colon because of direct invasion of the transverse colon by the tumor.
The primary tumor was located in 18.8% (6) of the patients in the right colon, 25% (8) in the left colon, 3.1% (1) in the transverse colon, and 53.1% (18) in the rectum.
* Transverse colon and sigmoid colon are more vulnerable due to their mobility.
It can be seen most commonly in the sigmoid colon, less frequently in the cecum, descending colon and transverse colon. Chronic constipation, varios abdominal masses, previous abdominal surgery, abnormal mobilization of the cecum and paralytic ileus were reported as etiologic and predisposing factors.
Surgical Resection of Locally Advanced Primary Transverse Colon Cancer-Not a Worse Outcome in Stage II Tumor.
Motson said that do not open as transverse colon will take more time as it is more difficult.
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.
The omentum and the transverse colon were adherent to the gallbladder, and a fistula formation was observed between the transverse colon and the gallbladder (Mirizzi syndrome, type 5).
Abdominal contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CECT) revealed a heterogeneous hyperechoic mass compressing the distal transverse colon externally, suggesting the presence of a foreign body or tumor (Figure 1).
Upon colonoscopy, a 2 cm pedunculated polyp was identified in the transverse colon. It was removed with a snare and clipped at the base.
During initial laparoscopic exploration, it was noted that the colon was no longer interposed above the liver, and the only abnormal gross finding was a very redundant proximal transverse colon which could easily be maneuvered into the configuration noted on her CT scan.
Throughout the literature search, we came across 2 cases of transverse colon cancers with metastasis to gallbladder masquerading as cholecystitis [4, 5].

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