ileocaecal angle

ileocaecal angle

An obsolete term that formerly dignified the acute angle formed between the terminal ileum and the caecum along the posterior serosal surface of the colon.
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[1,3] This condition must be distinguished from a solitary diverticulum of the caecum, which is found on the inner aspect of the ileocaecal angle and does not contain lymphoid tissue histologically.
(1) This condition needs to be distinguished from a solitary diverticulum of the caecum, which is found on the inner side of the ileocaecal angle; on histological examination the wall of the diverticulum does not contain lymphoid tissue.