The first main part of the large intestine, which passes upward from the cecum on the right side of the abdomen.
- The ascending colon is greatly dilated, but not abnormally.
- The scores for the ascending colon and cecum did not reach statistical significance.
- The most commonly affected areas are the terminal ileum and ascending colon, although any part of the GI tract can be involved.
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Syllabification: as·cend·ing co·lon
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