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Descriptions of Cecum

Cecum: the cavity in which the large intestine begins and into which the ileum opens; "the appendix is an offshoot of the cecum"
Source: WordNet 2.1

Summary Information: Cecum

Cecum: The cecum is the first area of the large intestine. It is a pouch-like structure that is a part of the digestive system and the gastrointestinal tract and connects the ileum of the small intestine to the ascending colon of the large intestine. It is located in the lower right area of the abdomen. After digestion, peristalsis moves food residue from the small intestine through the ileocecal valve into the cecum and to the ascending colon. The cecum is also attached to the appendix.

Conditions that afflict the cecum include diverticula of cecum.

Closely Related Organs: Cecum

The following organs are closely related to the organ: Cecum:

Conditions Afflicting Organs: Cecum

The following conditions are related to the organ: Cecum:

  • Diverticula of cecum

Symptoms Related to Afflictions of: Cecum

These symptoms are related to afflictions of the organ: Cecum:

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