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Ileocecal Valve

A = mesenteryB = large intestine (ascending colon)C = ileocecal valveD = cecumE = ileum of the small intestine

Ascending, Transverse, Descending Colon

The small intestine connects to the colon where a valve regulates the movement of food.  The ileocecal valve is named for the ileum and the cecum it connects to.  The cecum is a pouch-like section of the large intestine that is the first part of the colon, also called …