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caecum

 [se´kum] (L.)
1. the first part of the large intestine, forming a dilated pouch into which open the ileum, colon, and vermiform appendix. Spelled also cecum.

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]

caecum

(sē′kəm)
n.
Variant of 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]

caecum

The large blind-ended pouch in the bowel at the beginning of the large intestine (COLON) in the lower right quadrant of the abdomen. The end of the ILEUM joins the caecum at the ileo-caecal valve. From the caecum protrudes the worm-like (vermiform) APPENDIX.

caecum

  1. (in animals) (also called hepatic caecum) a blind-ending sac in the digestive system, which in mammals occurs at the junction of the small and large intestines. In herbivores the caecum contains bacteria that produce CELLULASE, enabling the breakdown of cellulose cell walls. See also APPENDIX.
  2. (in plants) a protrusion of the EMBRYO SAC into the endosperm tissue of seeds.

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]

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High degree of suspicion regarding abnormal anatomical site of appendix and caecum should be kept in mind in cases of atypical clinical presentation.
The lack of dietary effects on dry digesta load in the hindgut is similar to results obtained for the small intestines and caecum [36] in lambs.
It is described as acute dilatation of the colon usually involving caecum and right hemicolon without any existing mechanical obstruction [2, 3].
Recurrence of endometrial stromal sarcoma arising in the caecum is rare.
An alternate possibility for the lack of beneficial effect may be related to the reduction we observed in the caecum concentrations of the SCFAs butyrate and propionate.
In this study, low-grade and midgrade sepsis was established by ligating different caecum lengths, as described in previous studies [19].
Duplication cyst of the caecum: a rare case report with review of literature.
A total of 590 larvae of Hysterothylacium sp.were recovered from the intestine, stomach and pyloric caecum. The mean intensity was 6.02 ([+ or -] 5.75), and mean abundance 5.9 ([+ or -] 5.76) ranging from 1 to 40 larvae per host.
Ten digeneans were recovered from the small intestine, intestinal caecum, and rectum of the bird, and the worms were fixed under cover slip pressure in 5% hot formalin and stored in 70% ethanol.
The remaining stump along with caecum was delivered back into the abdominal cavity, and inguinal area was irrigated with 3 L of normal saline.
Classically, infiltration of the ileo-caecal valve has varying degrees of extension into the ileum and caecum. The main processes are of macrophage accumulation into granulomas and reactive fibrous connective tissue formation, giving rise to the offending stricture.