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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The classical teaching about MD that it occurs in about 2 % of people as discovered in autopsies, the male to female ratio is 3:1, commonly found at 2 feet from the ileocaecal valve and is 2 inches in length.
Pulled up caecum with narrow ileocaecal valve was present in 2 cases.
For specimen extraction, divide recto sigmoid with endoGIA, remove specimen through RIF's trephine, and divide ileum just proximal to ileocaecal valve extracorporeally.
5) Abdominal sites of duplication cysts include the ileum (30%), ileocaecal valve (30%), stomach (8%), jejunum (7%), colon (7%) and rectum (5%).
Thirteen patients had a single stricture and stricturoplasty was done in 11 patients while in two the strictures were too close to the ileocaecal valve and hence required limited colectomy single Stricture incidence in this study was 35% compared with 41% in the study conducted by Hassan and 48% by Ahmed M and Shoaib10 and 30% by Ha et al.
2) Why ITB preferentially affects the ileocaecum is unclear, but proposed mechanisms include bowel stasis in the terminal ileum, due to the ileocaecal valve, and the high density of lymphoid tissue found in the terminal ileum.