(the hepatic flexure is labeled at upper left).
|Latin||Flexura coli dextra, flexura hepatica|
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.
It is supplied by the superior mesenteric artery.
- right+colic+flexure at eMedicine Dictionary
- Anatomy photo:37:13-0102 at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center
- SUNY Anatomy Image 8182
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