Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Exploration of peritoneal cavity

Ileocecal junction; ileum elevated to display mesoappendix

Image #139-6

KEYWORDS: Small intestine.

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Exploration of peritoneal cavity
Ileocecal junction; ileum elevated to display mesoappendix
The terminal ileum has been pulled anteriorly so that the inferior ileocecal recess (5) is visible. The ileocecal fold (3) and the mesenteriole of the appendix (mesoappendix) (6) form the boundaries of this recess.
1 . Mesenteries
2 . Ileum (elevated)
3 . Ileocecal fold (bloodless fold of Treves)
4 . Ileocecal junction
5 . Inferior ileocecal recess
6 . Mesoappendix
7 . Cecum
8 . Vermiform appendix
9 . Sigmoid colon
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