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cecum

(sē`kəm): see intestineintestine,
muscular hoselike portion of the gastrointestinal tract extending from the lower end of the stomach (pylorus) to the anal opening. In humans this fairly narrow (about 1 in./2.
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cecum

[′sē·kəm]
(anatomy)
The blind end of a cavity, duct, or tube, especially the sac at the beginning of the large intestine. Also spelled caecum.

caecum

(US), cecum
Anatomy any structure or part that ends in a blind sac or pouch, esp the pouch that marks the beginning of the large intestine
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Especially-immature cool season grasses contain high levels of fructans which will, after bypassing the stomach, have the potential to overload the cecum where the bacteria will ferment the fructans into lactic acid, leading to both colic and founder.
Defective peritoneal fixation permitting abnormal mobility of the ascending colon and cecum occurs in 10% to 25% of the population.
If intracranial extension is present, it classically occurs through the foramen cecum or cribiform plate and attaches extradurally to the falx cerebri.
Concentrations of volatile fatty acids in digesta obtained from the ileum, cecum, and colon were determined by gas chromatography (Model 5890 Hewlett Packard, Avondale, Pennsylvania) following the procedures described by Shen et al.
The cecum, a sac-like part of the intestine where food is digested, accounts for roughly 16 per cent of the entire gut but can become clogged due to having only one opening where food goes in and out.
They included only complete colonoscopies (that is, those in which the cecum could be reached) and diagnostic procedures.
The cecum and ascending colon were edematous, with a hemorrhagic mucosa; mesenteric lymphadenopathy was noted.
The application extended from Ogden's anus to her cecum, about 150 centimeters away, which is as far into the intestinal tract as a colonoscope can reach.
Medical evaluation included colonoscopy, which showed a 4 x 3 cm, vascular-appearing mass in the cecum.
Of these, 25% had a positive history of colorectal cancer, 10% were African American, and 98% underwent colonoscopies to the level of the cecum.
Barium enema revealed a filling defect in the cecum (Figure 1, A), and colon endoscopy demonstrated a tumor mass with smooth surface at the appendical orifice of the cecum (Figure 1, B).