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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

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.

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]

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Barium enema revealed a filling defect in the cecum (Figure 1, A), and colon endoscopy demonstrated a tumor mass with smooth surface at the appendical orifice of the cecum (Figure 1, B).
The data suggest that the cecum is the site for methane production in geese.
Abdominal computed tomography showed a 3-x3-cm, low-density mass in the right inguinal area that compressed the wall of the cecum, which was not associated with lymphadenopathy (Figure 2a, b).
In our case, laparoscopic partial cecum resection was perfomed, preserving the ileocecal valve, as appendix reduction was not possible.
Performed abdominal CT revealed advenced dilatation of the cecum, free air and fluid in the abdominal cavity and normal width of terminal ileum.
Relative abundance of Bacteroides and Parabacterioides decreased by 12.9% and 34.3%, whereas relative abundance of Desulfovibrio in the cecum of geese in Group I increased by 24.6% compared with those in Group II.
The level of fatty acids in crop, ileum, and cecum was analyzed via gas chromatography with a Hewlett Packard apparatus (Model 6890, Agilent Technologies, Naerum, Denmark) equipped with a flame-ionization detector and a 30-m B-5 column with an internal diameter of 0.32 mm and coated with 5%-phenyl 95% dimethylpolysiloxane with a film thickness of 0.25 um.
However, depending on intramural edema and intramural hemorrhage, peripheral thickening of the cecum wall and the appearance of air images within the wall may suggest the development of necrosis.
Caption: Figure 2: Multiple contrast enhanced axial images of the pelvis demonstrate a circular hypodense structure arising from the base of the cecum extending into the fluid-filled cecal lumen.
In addition, SSc patients had increased sigmoid and cecum Bifidobacterium, which is typically found in lower abundance in inflammatory bowel disease.
(3.) Novy S, Rogers LF, Kirkpatrick W: Diastatic rupture of the cecum in obstructing carcinoma of the left colon.
Among them, there were 18 patients (18 of 514; 3.5%; men, n = 6; women, n = 12; average age, 65.7 years) with [greater than or equal to] 2 SSA/P-LGDs (one patient had 4 SSA/P-LGDs and the remaining had 2 SSA/P-LGDs), which showed as having a similar distribution: cecum (4; 10.5%), ascending (10; 26.3%), hepatic-flexure (6; 15.8%), transverse (10; 26.3%), splenic-flexure (1; 2.6%), descending (2; 5.3%), sigmoid (4; 10.5%), rectosigmoid (0; 0%), and rectum (1; 2.6%).