retrocecal recess

(redirected from cecal recess)

ret·ro·ce·cal re·cess

[TA]
one of several small pockets sometimes found extending alongside the right margin of the ascending colon near the cecum.
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An excellent classification for boundaries of hernias was formulated by Meyer, 4 5 who described six boundaries: paracecal sulci, cecal fossa, cecal recess, superior ileocecal recess, inferior ileocecal recess, and retrocecal recess.
The cecal recess is formed by folds described for the cecal fossa, but in this instance, the cecum is entirely retroperitoneal.