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Ileocecal Valve

The ileocecal valve is a sphincter muscle situated at the junction of the small intestine (ileum) and the large intestine. Its critical function is to limit the reflux of colonic contents into the ileum.

It's removal can cause a variety of issues including chronic diarrhea.[1]. If it is determined that your ileocecal valve needs to be removed, it is worthwhile discussing with your surgeon the possibility of having it reconstructed.


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