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Encyclopedia > Hepatic flexure
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. Image File history File links Gray1125. ... The kidneys are bean-shaped excretory organs in vertebrates. ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... The midgut is the portion of the embryo from which most of the intestines are derived. ... Hindgut is the posterior (caudal) part of the alimentary canal. ... Colon has several meanings: colon (anatomy) colon (punctuation) colon (rhetoric) See also Colón This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... In anatomy of the digestive system, the colon is the part of the intestine from the cecum to the rectum. ... The liver is an organ in some animals, including mammals (and therefore humans), birds, and reptiles. ...


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It is ensheathed along with the common hepatic artery and common bile duct in the hepaticoduodenal ligament and form the portal triad entering through the portal hepatis.
It is related to the 12th rib posteriorly and to the liver, duodenum, and hepatic flexure of the colon anteriorly.
Another branch of the common hepatic artery is the proper hepatic artery, which supplies blood to the liver.
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