Definition of Ileocecal valve

1. Noun. Valve between the ileum of the small intestine and the cecum of the large intestine; prevents material from flowing back from the large to the small intestine.

Generic synonyms: Valve

Lexicographical Neighbors of Ileocecal Valve

ileoanal pouch
ileocaecal fold
ileocaecal intussusception
ileocaecal junction
ileocaecal opening
ileocaecal orifice
ileocaecocolic sphincter
ileocecal valve (current term)
ileocolic artery
ileocolic intussusception
ileocolic lymph nodes
ileocolic vein

Literary usage of Ileocecal valve

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1907)
"Of those occurring in the region of the ileocecal valve there are three forms: ... The ileocecal valve forms the apex of the invaginated portion of bowel. ..."

2. Transactions of the American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists by American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (1916)
"The competency or incompetency of the ileocecal valve depends far more upon ... The fact that the ileocecal valve is regularly incompetent in the cadaver ..."

3. Colon Hygiene: Comprising New and Important Facts Concerning the Physiology by John Harvey Kellogg (1915)
"The ileocecal valve was discovered by Servius in 1563, AD It has been described by ... The ileocecal valve consists of two parts — a sphincter muscle and a ..."

4. The Roentgen Diagnosis of Diseases of the Alimentary Canal by Russell Daniel Carman (1920)
"Female, aged 21. Congenital megacolon. Confirmed by necropsy. Incompetence of The ileocecal valve. ..."

5. The American Journal of Obstetrics and Diseases of Women and Children (1903)
"He says : "There was present an inflammation of the ileocecal valve, especially on the ileum side." The clinical history of his cases is similar in all ..."

6. American Journal of Roentgenology by American Radium Society (1921)
"Incompetent ileocecal valve and ileal stasis. 3. Dilatation of the cecum with retention. 4. Adhesions and angulations. 5. Ulcerations due to tuberculosis. ..."

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