ileocecal junction


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il·e·o·ce·cal junc·tion

point along the course of the gastrointestinal tract where the small intestine (ileum) ends as it opens into the cecal portion of the large intestine; occurs usually within the iliac fossa, demarcated internally as the ileocecal orifice.
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Malignant causes of ileocecal junction thickening like adenocarcinoma, can usually be obviously differentiated from inflammation or infection as they are seen as irregular short, asymmetric wall thickening (Figure 10), with abrupt margins and/or annular stricture.
On further examination, an ileoileal knot with adhesions (figures 2 and 3) was noted about one foot proximal to the ileocecal junction.