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Ileum (Definition)

The last (furthest from the mouth) of three parts of the small intestine. It is involved primarily in absorption of various nutrients that have been digested in the stomach and earlier portions ...Read more


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How much time is the terminal ileum?

Vannot tell: Your question is not clear. The last part of the small intestine is called the terminal ileum. ...Read more

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What does this mean: terminal ileum normal?

What does this mean: terminal ileum normal?

Normal intestine: The ileum is the last part of the small intestine (after duodenum and jejunum). Terminal means last part. So, the ending of the ileum (and the ending of the small intestine) is the terminal ileum. Thus, the phrase you refer to means the end of the small intestine was normal. ...Read more

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What does terminal ileum and colon mean?

What does terminal ileum and colon mean?

Digestive system: The gastrointestinal tract consists of stomach, small intestines and large intestine or colon. Terminal ileum is the distal part of small bowel that enters the proximal part of large bowel (cecum) at ileocecal valve.Small bowel contributes to digestion of food and colon usually storage area of stool. ...Read more

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Can infection cause inflammation of only the terminal ileum?

Can infection cause inflammation of only the terminal ileum?

Infection: No, many agents responsible for infectious colitis can affect numerous portions of the GI tract and are seldom confined to a specific area. ...Read more

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I had a colonoscopy and it said findings terminal ileum two small areas of shallow ulceration not otherwise normal just wanted. To know what that?

Possibly nothing: We sometimes see these. They may be nonspecific and related to preparation artifact. They may also be related to medications you may be taking such as nonsteroidal medications (ibuprofen, naproxen, advil). Inflammatory bowel disease is also a consideration but is less likely based on your description. Make sure to followup with your doctor who did the procedure. ...Read more

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Does finding a 1-2 mm ulceration in the terminal ileum compatible with ileitis mean I have crohns?

Does finding a 1-2 mm ulceration in the terminal ileum compatible with ileitis mean I have crohns?

Crohn's disease: An ulcer in the terminal ileum is suggestive of crohn's disease but does not mean you actually have it. You need to see a gastroenterologist and have serologies sent for inflammatory bowel disease. That will determine if you have crohn's. ...Read more

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Pls help? Biopsies from the terminal ileum show chronic inflammation with prominent lymphoid follicles to be reactive in nature .

Terminal ileum biops: Your pathology of the terminal ileum is benign. This does not mean that you are having crohn's disease. However, discuss this with your GI physician for other questions and possible treatment for your symptoms. You must have a colonoscopy for a reason. ...Read more

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Terminal ileum biopsy- ileum type mucosa with prominent lymphoid aggregate. What does this mean.

Normal biopsy: The ileum normally has numerous lymphoid aggregates. To a pathologist, this actually helps us figure out which part of the small intestine the biopsy is from. Unless something else was stated in your report, this should be taken as "normal." ...Read more