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cecum

 [se´kum]
1. caecum.

ce·cum

, pl.

ce·ca

(sē'kŭm, sē'kă), [TA]
1. The cul-de-sac, about 6 cm in depth, lying below the terminal ileum, forming the first part of the large intestine. Synonym(s): blind gut, intestinum cecum, typhlon
2. Any similar structure ending in a cul-de-sac.
Synonym(s): caecum, intestinal cecum
[L. ntr. of caecus, blind]

cecum

/ce·cum/ (se´kum)
1. the first part of the large intestine, forming a dilated pouch distal to the ileum and proximal to the colon, and giving off the vermiform appendix.

cecum

also

caecum

(sē′kəm)
n. pl. ce·ca (-kə)
1. Anatomy The large pouch at the beginning of the large intestine, located in the lower right-hand side of the abdomen. Also called blind gut.
2. A sac or bodily cavity with only one opening.

ce′cal adj.
ce′cal·ly adv.

cecum

[sē′kəm]
Etymology: L, caecus, blind, blind gut
a pouchlike structure or cul-de-sac constituting the first part of the large intestine. It is inferior to the junction of the ascending colon and joins the ileum, the last segment of the small intestine, at the ileocecal valve.
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Carcinoma of the cecum

caecum

A pouched structure which is the first portion of the colon, located in the right lower quadrant of the abdomen. It is directly contiguous with the ileum via the ileocaecal valve and, externally, is the point of attachment of the appendix.

ce·cum

, pl. ceca (sē'kŭm, -kă) [TA]
1. The cul-de-sac, about 6 cm in depth, lying below the terminal ileum forming the first part of the large intestine.
2. Any similar structure ending in a cul-de-sac.
Synonym(s): caecum.
[L. ntr. of caecus blind]

Cecum

The beginning of the large intestine and the place where the appendix attaches to the intestinal tract.

ce·cum

, pl. ceca (sē'kŭm, -kă) [TA]
1. The cul-de-sac, about 6 cm in depth, lying below the terminal ileum and forming first part of large intestine.
2. Any similar structure ending in a cul-de-sac.
Synonym(s): caecum.
[L. ntr. of caecus blind]

cecum (sē´kəm),

n a cul-de-sac constituting the first part of the large intestine. It forms the junction between the ileum and the large intestine.

cecum

1. the first or proximal part of the large intestine, forming a dilated pouch distal to the ileum and proximal to the colon. There is a great deal of variation in the relative size between species. The dog's cecum is a small, coiled organ. In the horse it is a very large fermentation chamber stretching from the upper right flank to the xiphoid process of the sternum. Birds are different again. They have a double cecum which appears to compensate digestively for the absence of a significant colon.
2. any blind pouch. See also cecal.

cecum cupulare
one of the blind ends of the cochlear duct of the inner ear; attached to the cupula of the cochlea.
cecum vestibulare
the other blind end of the cochlear duct of the inner ear; begins in the cochlear recess of the vestibule of the osseous labyrinth.

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In comparison to the control group, addition of WSP50, WSP100, AEP50 and AEP100 to the diet slightly increased the digesta viscosity in the ileum, cecum, and rectum from d 5 to 15, but no significant differences in digesta viscosities were found between the WSP and AEP groups and the control group.
Our gross inspection of the appendix and cecum did not reveal evidence of endometriosis, but rather a firm white mass suggestive of a malignancy.
The microbes in the cecum are very sensitive to the types and amounts of feed that are available at any given time.
CT image with IV contrast shows gaseous distended cecum anterior to collapsed stomach containing a feeding tube (residual oral contrast after multiple emesis) (Figure 4).
First, several living species, including certain lemurs, several rodents, and a type of flying squirrel, still have an appendix attached to a large cecum which is used in digestion.
MRI confirmed a midline dermoid cyst with a large intranasal component under the nasal bones, a patent foramen cecum, and no intracranial component (figure 1, B).
The patient had a history of Crohn's disease, for which she had undergone resection of the ileum and cecum, and was receiving high-dose corticosteroid therapy (prednisone 25 mg daily).
A CT scan of the abdomen revealed stranding medial to the cecum with a dilated appendix consistent with appendicitis.
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First find the cecum (blind pouch) at the start of the ascending colon in the right iliac fossa.
To the best of our knowledge, only 4 prior case reports of teratomas involving the cecum have appeared in the English literature, the latest reported in 1977.
Esophagus with several posterior ventricular appendices; intestinal cecum present or absent .