Terminal ileum

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Terminal ileum
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Micrograph of terminal ileum with mantle cell lymphoma. H&E stain.
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LatinPars terminalis ilei
 
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Terminal ileum
Mantle cell lymphoma - low mag.jpg
Micrograph of terminal ileum with mantle cell lymphoma. H&E stain.
Mantle cell lymphoma - low mag - cyclin D1.jpg
LatinPars terminalis ilei

The terminal ileum is the most distal part of the small intestine. It connects to the cecum, the pouch between the small and the large intestine, via the ileocecal valve.

Pathology of the terminal ileum[edit]

It is of importance in medicine as it can be affected in a number of diseases,[1] including:

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Cuvelier, C.; Demetter, P.; Mielants, H.; Veys, EM.; De Vos M, . (Jan 2001). "Interpretation of ileal biopsies: morphological features in normal and diseased mucosa.". Histopathology 38 (1): 1–12. doi:10.1046/j.1365-2559.2001.01070.x. PMID 11135039.