Cecum

What is Cecum?

Cecum meaning A pouch that forms the first part of the large intestine. It connects the small intestine to the colon, which is part of the large intestine. It is a large cul-de-sac at the lower end of the ascending colon (proximal to the entrance of the ileum into the colon). It comprises the first 5 to 7 cm. of the large intestine.

 

reference: national Cancer Institute – Glossary for Registrars

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