Presence of a splenicocolic ligament and an unusual vascular peritoneal fold close to spleen and splenic flexure of colon – A case report

Nayak, Satheesha B and Shetty, Surekha D and Kumar, Naveen and Aithal, Ashwini P (2015) Presence of a splenicocolic ligament and an unusual vascular peritoneal fold close to spleen and splenic flexure of colon – A case report. Anatomy & Physiology, 5 (3). ISSN 2161-0940

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Abstract

Spleen is the largest lymphatic organ and variation in its shape, location, number, and size are frequently seen in humans. However, peritoneal anomalies of spleen are very rare. We report a splenicocolic ligament which extended from the visceral surface of the spleen to the left colic flexure and the proximal part of the descending colon. Another unusual fold extended from the right end of the transverse mesocolon to the proximal part of the descending colon. The fold was vascular and was raised by a branch of the left colic artery. The vascular fold was in continuity with the splenicocolic ligament. Knowledge of these peritoneal anomalies is important for gastroenterologists, surgeons and radiologists.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Peritoneum; spleen; ligaments of spleen; vascular fold;variation.
Subjects: Medicine > MMMC Manipal > Anatomy
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2015 09:47
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2015 09:47
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/143589

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