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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All but one patient had ileocolic intussusception (98%), with the one exception of colocolonic intussusception at the transverse colon.
Ileocolic intussusception causing occlusive status with multiple lymphadenopathies along the ileocaecal artery was observed intraoperatively (Figure 4).
Rates and predictors of endoscopic and clinical recurrence after primary ileocolic resection for Crohn's disease.
A total of 40 ileoileal, 16 ileocolic and 12 jejunojejunal anastomosis were constructed in the study period of which 7, 4 and 2 leaked respectively.
Materials and Methods: We conducted a retrospective single-center study that included patients with CD who underwent ileocolic resection between 2003 and 2014.
It looks as if the ileocolic region has twisted in a counterclockwise direction, while the small bowel has twisted in a clockwise direction.
Intussusception is the telescoping of a segment of bowel into an adjacent segment; the great majority of cases are ileocolic. In only 5% of cases is a pathologic lead point identified.
Several 5 mm lymph nodes surrounding the ileocolic artery were identified.
After manual reduction of the intussusception, a globe-shaped mass was palpable in the cecum, and a right hemicolectomy with ileocolic anastomosis was performed.
The majority of pediatric cases involve the ileocolic (Orileocecal) portion of the intestine.