Splenic Flexure Colon Polyp

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Definition

Distention of the colon's splenic flexure is an enlargement of the splenic flexure beyond what is normal. The splenic flexure is a bend in the colon.


Alternative Names

Colon splenic flexure distention


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Common causes of distension are:

  • Infection (such as tuberculosis, amebiasis)
  • Inflammation (ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease)
  • Twisting of the colon (torsion, volvulus)
  • Obstruction (for example, as a result of cancer)

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