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splenic flexure of colon (UBERON:0022276)
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Parent Terms Term With Siblings Child Terms
colic flexure +    
midgut +    
ascending colon +  
associated mesenchyme of midgut 
caecum +  
dorsal pancreatic bud +  
epithelium of midgut +  
hepatic flexure of colon 
hepatopancreas +  
jejunum +  
lumen of midgut 
mesentery of midgut +  
midgut dorsal mesentery 
midgut loop 
midgut region of duodenum +  
right colon 
spiral colon 
splenic flexure of colon 
The splenic (or left colic) flexure is a sharp bend between the transverse and the descending colon in the left upper quadrant of humans. The left colic flexure is near the spleen, and hence called the splenic flexure. There are two colic flexures in the transverse colon — the other being the hepatic flexure in the right upper quadrant.
transverse colon +  
vermiform appendix +  
vitelline duct +  

Exact Synonyms: flexura coli splenica ;   splenic flexure
Related Synonyms: left colic flexure
Xrefs: FMA:14551 ;   NCI:C12267 ;   SCTID:245428003 ;   UMLS:C0227387 ;   Wikipedia:Splenic_flexure
External Ontologys: present_in_taxon NCBITaxon:9606
Definition Sources: Wikipedia:Splenic_flexure

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