Splenic flexure

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Splenic flexure
Colorectal anatomy. (Splenic flexure labeled at upper right.)
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Front of abdomen, showing surface markings for liver, stomach, and great intestine. The duodenum and pancreas. (Left colic flexure labeled at upper right.)
Latin flexura coli dextra, flexura coli sinistra
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 left colic flexure is near the spleen, and is known as the splenic flexure.

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