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General Anatomy > Alimentary system > Large intestine > Rectum > Lateral flexures > Superodextral lateral flexure; Superior lateral flexure



Three lateral flexures (lateral curves) of hare also described:

  • One to the right opposite the junction of the third and fourth sacral vertebræ: Superodextral lateral flexure; Superior lateral flexure
  • The other to the left, opposite the left sacrococcygeal articulation (however, of little importance) : Intermediosinistral lateral flexure; Intermediate lateral flexure
  • The third, as the lower flexure with a right side convexity : Inferodextral lateral flexure; Inferior lateral flexure

This definition incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy (20th U.S. edition of Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body, published in 1918 – from


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