ileocecal valve

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Noun1.ileocecal valve - valve between the ileum of the small intestine and the cecum of the large intestine; prevents material from flowing back from the large to the small intestine
valve - a structure in a hollow organ (like the heart) with a flap to insure one-way flow of fluid through it
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Its incidence is high in HIV infected patients.P) Ileo-caecal tuberculosis is commonest type of abdominal tuberculosis due to presence of Peyer's patches and stasis of luminal contents favoured by ileo-caecal valve.
The abomasum and small intestine are congested, Large intestine featured congestion around the ileo-caecal valve and 'zebra stripes' on the mucosal folds of posterior colon and caecum.
Classically, infiltration of the ileo-caecal valve has varying degrees of extension into the ileum and caecum.