- Ascending colon
Ascending colon 1: Ascending colon
2: Transverse colon
3: Descending colon
4: Sigmoid colon
Front of abdomen, showing surface markings for liver, stomach, and great intestine. Latin colon ascendens Gray's subject #249 1180 Artery Right colic artery Vein Right colic vein Nerve celiac ganglia, vagus  Precursor Midgut
The ascending colon is smaller in caliber than the cecum.
It passes upward, from its commencement at the cecum, opposite the colic valve, to the under surface of the right lobe of the liver, on the right of the gall-bladder, where it is lodged in a shallow depression, the colic impression; here it bends abruptly forward and to the left, forming the right colic flexure (hepatic).
It is retained in contact with the posterior wall of the abdomen by the peritoneum, which covers its anterior surface and sides, its posterior surface being connected by loose areolar tissue with the Iliacus, Quadratus lumborum, aponeurotic origin of Transversus abdominis, and with the front of the lower and lateral part of the right kidney.
It is in relation, in front, with the convolutions of the ileum and the abdominal parietes.
- Ascending+colon at eMedicine Dictionary
- SUNY Figs 37:06-08 - "The large intestine."
- largeintestine at The Anatomy Lesson by Wesley Norman (Georgetown University) (cecuminside)
Anatomy of torso, digestive system: Gastrointestinal tract, excluding mouth (TA A05.3–7, TH H3.04.02-04, GA 11.1141) Upper GIGoblet cell Lower GILayersno substructuresLayersTransverse folds of rectum • Rectal ampulla
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