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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Latin Pars terminalis ilei
TA A05.6.04.002
FMA FMA:14966
Anatomical terminology

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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  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.