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The first main part of the large intestine, which passes upward from the cecum on the right side of the abdomen.
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
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