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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Spectrum of normal and abnormal CT appearances of the ileocecal valve and cecum with endoscopic and surgical correlation.
Normal large intestinal bacteria may travel backward across the ileocecal valve .
Foreign bodies most commonly lead to obstruction at the cricopharyngeal muscle level, in the 1/3 middle part of the esophagus, in the lower esophageal sphincter, in the pylor and in the ileocecal valve (1).
After separating, we examined the bowel starting from the ileocecal valve for approximately 60 cm proximally, a standard procedure in such cases; neither perforation nor signs of adhesion formation were found.
Such features are cecal amputation, ileocecal thickening and inflammation, shortening of the ascending colon, gaping of the ileocecal valve, mesenteric adenopathy, a misty mesentery, diffuse omental infiltration, loculated high-density ascites, an enhancing peritoneum with or without an omental line, nodularity of the surface of the mesenteric leaves, and transperitoneal permeation (8).
Plain abdominal X-ray showed numerous opacities scattered within the small intestine, ileocecal valve, and descending colon (Figure 1).
Technically, it works by slowing the transit of food across the ileocecal valve, keeping your stomach fuller for longer.
Successful weaning from total parenteral nutrition in all 15 survivors after the Bianchi procedure was not related to gestational age, she continued; it was associated with diagnosis of short-bowel atresia or midgut volvulus and presence of an ileocecal valve.
The ileocecal valve syndrome is a collection of symptoms linked with gastrointestinal distress which has parasympathetic reflex responses associated with vagal nerve innervations.
The most common type is near or at the ileocecal valve, but the intussusception may occur at any point in the intestine (Irish et al.