valvulae conniventes

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valvulae con·ni·ven·tes

n., pl. válvulas conniventes, pliegues circulares membranosos localizados en el intestino delgado que retardan el paso del contenido alimenticio en el intestino.
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However, a small amount of gas in the loop, as in the case reported, can reveal distended valvulae conniventes.
The observed rows of gas bubbles represent gas trapped between the valvulae conniventes of the nondependent wall of small bowel.
If the bowel is collapsed or if a slice is obtained within the plane of the valvulae conniventes, this can give a false appearance of focal concentric bowel wall thickening.