ileocecal valve

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ileocecal valve

[¦il·ē·ō¦sē·kəl ′valv]
(anatomy)
A muscular structure at the junction of the ileum and cecum which prevents reflex of the cecal contents.
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Colonoscopy was done which showed stenosed, deformed ileo-caecal valve with chronic ulceration.
In this case, a closed loop of the right colon and transverse colon was formed by distal obstruction at the splenic flexure by tumour relapse and proximal obstruction at the ileo-caecal valve by peritoneal metastasis.
The large bowel was dilated due to a competent ileo-caecal valve.