Through a midline laparotomy, the cecal and ileocecal junction was identified.
The portion of the large intestine - between the cecum and transverse colon - that starts on the right side of the abdomen and moves up toward the liver.
Total digestive tract mass was the summed masses of the upper digestive tract, gizzard, small intestine, ceca , and large intestine.
The digestive tract was removed from each specimen and dissected it into the upper digestive tract, gizzard, small intestine, ceca , large intestine, liver, and pancreas.
The artery may also arise from the ileal, posterior cecal, or anterior cecal branch of the ileocecal artery.
At surgery, 24 patients had perforation, and three required cecal resection.
The absence of any upper-abdominal pain, nausea, and cramps suggests that the melena is of cecal or right colonic origin.
The appendix, a worm-like appendage of dubious usefulness, usually hangs straight down from the first portion of the large intestine, the cecum .
The ‘volcano sign’ described endoscopically is seen as a ‘vortical fold’ pattern on barium studies, which is the concentric ring appearance of the cecal mucosal folds as they approach the obstructed appendiceal orifice.
In the right lower quadrant you are feeling mainly for the terminal ileum, the cecum , and the ascending colon, and for the descending colon in the left.