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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Assessment of the patient with ileocecal valve syndrome will often present with the following symptoms, which can be associated with a functional or secondary ileocecal valve syndrome associated with organic disease:
Most intussusceptions that failed to show reflux into the ileum were due to either an edematous or competent ileocecal valve.
Numerous conditions have been associated with SIBO, including blind loop, surgical adhesions, scleroderma, chronic renal failure, resection of the ileocecal valve, chronic pancreatitis, and intestinal dysmotility.
A localized resection with preservation of the ileocecal valve is an option if the surrounding tissue is viable [17], as was performed in this case.
At that time, she was 42 years old and presented with abdominal pain; a colonoscopy revealed a tumor of the cecum adjacent to the ileocecal valve.
Visualisation of reflux of water and air bubbles through the cecum and ascending colon into the ileum through the ileocecal valve
Intussusception is a bowel obstruction that results when 1 bowel loop telescopes into another, usually beginning at the ileocecal valve.
The lesion was in the mesentery, arising at the base of the ileum and coming to within 3 cm of the ileocecal valve.
11,12) As a result of its effect on the ileocecal valve, it can cause unwanted reflux of air in the small bowel and may secondarily reduce colonic distention.