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Distention of the colon's splenic flexure

  • Alternative Names

    Colon splenic flexure distention


    Symptoms

    Symptoms include fever, rapid heart rate, abdominal pain and tenderness, and a mass that can be felt.


    Signs and tests

    Splenic flexure distention may be identified by the following studies:

    • Abdominal x-ray 
    • Barium enema 
    • Abdominal CT scan
    • Abdominal MRI