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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Exploratory laparotomy revealed dilated small bowel loop with a compressible obstructing mass (transition zone) at 50 cm from the ileocecal junction. The small bowel loop bowel distal to the transition zone was collapsed (Figure 3).
In addition, her mother had been gone through an abdominal surgery for adenocarcinoma in ileocecal junction 2 years ago.
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. There was a small patch that showed pre-gangrenous change near the mesenteric border of the ileum.
The ileum measurement was terminated at the ileocecal junction. Duodenum, jejunum and ileum were gently and very carefully separated from mesenteries and fat and laid straight on the cleaned surgical table and length was measured.