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.
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)