ileocecal fold

(redirected from plica ileocecalis)

il·e·o·ce·cal fold

[TA]
a fold of peritoneum bounding the ileocecal or ileoappendicular fossa.
Synonym(s): plica ileocecalis [TA], Treves fold

ileocecal fold

two flaps surrounding the opening of the ileum into the large intestine where the cecum and ascending colon join together. The flaps project into the lumen of the large intestine and come together at their end, forming ridges. Musculature from the ileum continues into each flap, forming a sphincter. Possible functions of the ileocecal fold include preventing reflux from the cecum to the ileum and regulating the passage of contents from the ileum to the cecum.

Treves,

Sir Frederick, English surgeon, 1853-1923.
bloodless field of Treves
Treves fold - a fold of peritoneum bounding the ileocecal or ileoappendicular fossa. Synonym(s): ileocecal fold
Treves intestinal clamp