ileocolic artery

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ileocolic artery

[¦il·ē·ō′käl·ik ′ärd·ə·rē]
(anatomy)
A branch of the superior mesenteric artery that supplies blood to the terminal part of the ileum and the beginning of the colon.
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6) The tumor of patient 1 protruded in a cauliflower-like pattern into the bowel lumen adjacent to the ileocecal valve.
This is thought to result from reflux of an incompetent ileocecal valve.
Severe pulmonary tuberculosis complicating ileocecal intussusception due to intestinal tuberculosis: a case report Ann Clin Microbiol Antimicrob.
Air is then insufflated into the colon, where it encounters the intussusceptum and, it is hoped, pushes the mass back through the ileocecal valve (Figure 15).
Reported complications have included severe enterocolitis involving the ileocecal region, appendicitis, small bowel gangrene, intestinal perforation, peritonitis, hepatic and splenic abscesses, chronic abscess formation in the inguinal region, and fatal septicemia.
The following potential pitfalls in the interpretation of CT colonography have to be considered: Fluid-filled segments and collapsed segments, retained stool, complex and bulbous folds, lipomas, foreign bodies, diverticulosis, the ileocecal valve, and extrinsic compression defects.
The ileocecal region is preferentially affected with granulomatous diseases, such as Crohn disease, tuberculosis, and other infectious diseases.
Superior and inferior ileocecal recesses are formed by a peritoneal fold originating from the terminal ileum to the cecum.
The lesion can occur in any part of the digestive tract from the mouth to the anus, of which stomach and ileocecal junction are the most common pathogenic sites, accounting for 30%-45% of all extranodal lymphomas.
Eggerthella lenta bacteremia in a Crohn's disease patient after ileocecal resection.
Ileocecal intussusception was diagnosed by computed tomography.
Computed tomography (CT) showed a dilated small intestine up to the ileocecal region without any well-defined mass (Figure 1).