Hepatic flexure

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Hepatic flexure
Colorectal anatomy. (Hepatic flexure labeled at upper left.)
Sagittal section through posterior abdominal wall, showing the relations of the capsule of the kidney. (Section of right colic flexure labeled at center right.)
Latin flexura coli dextra
Gray's subject #249 1180
Precursor Midgut (hepatic), hindgut (splenic)

A colic flexure is a flexure (a 'bend') in the colon. There are two colic flexures in the transverse colon. The right colic flexure is adjacent to the liver, and is therefore also known as the hepatic flexure.

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