Hepatic flexure

Hepatic flexure

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Latin = flexura coli dextra
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Caption = Colorectal anatomy. (Hepatic flexure labeled at upper left.)


Caption2 = Sagittal section through posterior abdominal wall, showing the relations of the capsule of the kidney. (Section of right colic flexure labeled at center right.)
Precursor = Midgut (hepatic), hindgut (splenic)
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Hepatic (or the right colic) flexure is the sharp bend between the ascending and the transverse colon. The right colic flexure is adjacent to the liver, and is therefore also known as the hepatic flexure. Thus, the left colic flexure is also known as the splenic flexure (as it is close to the spleen). The hepatic flexure lies in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen in humans.

See also

* Splenic flexure


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