Cecum

 

Cecum receives fecal matter from the ileum through the ileocecal valve. Its main function is to prevent regurgitation from the cecum back into the ileum.  This valve projects into the lumen of the cecum. When pressure builds in the cecum it closes the valve. About 1500 to 2000 mls of chyme reach the cecum through the ileocecal valve daily.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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