Definition of ascending colon in English:

ascending colon


  • The first main part of the large intestine, which passes upwards from the caecum on the right side of the abdomen.

    • ‘The most commonly affected areas are the terminal ileum and ascending colon, although any part of the GI tract can be involved.’
    • ‘If the ascending colon was normal, no wall thickening was seen in the transverse or descending colon.’
    • ‘The ascending colon is greatly dilated, but not abnormally.’
    • ‘The scores for the ascending colon and cecum did not reach statistical significance.’
    • ‘Fluid remains in the cecum and ascending colon for a prolonged period while the absorption of water reduces its volume.’