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Terminal ileum
Latin pars terminalis

The terminal ileum is the most distal part of the small intestine. See diagram http://www.doereport.com/generateexhibit.php?ID=1696. It connects to the cecum, the pouch between the small and the large intestine, via the ileocecal valve.

It is of importance in medicine as it can be affected in a number of infectious and inflammatory conditions, including:

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