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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 
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.
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 
transverse colon +  
vermiform appendix +  
vitelline duct +  

Exact Synonyms: flexura coli heaptica ;   hepatic flexure
Related Synonyms: right colic flexure
Xrefs: FMA:14550 ;   NCI:C12266 ;   SCTID:245427008 ;   UMLS:C0227385 ;   Wikipedia:Hepatic_flexure
External Ontologys: present_in_taxon NCBITaxon:9606
Definition Sources: Wikipedia:Hepatic_flexure

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