In the ileum the mucous folds are obliterated or swollen and thickened.
In Fig. 128 the ileum enters the colon from the right and below.
The right is in contact with a coil of ileum, the left with the colon.
It is usually found in the lower part of the ileum, the ccum, sigmoid flexure, and other parts of the colon.
The chief toxic centre is evidently the intestinal tract, especially the termination of the ileum.
The pains are more severe and precede the stools, which are more frequent and larger than in catarrh of the ileum.
Jejune′ness; Jeju′num, the second division of the small intestine between the duodenum and the ileum.
In one case it was found wound about the ileum; in another, spirally turned at its end and lightly adherent to a hernial sac.
This patient had also a fracture of the ileum, another of the great trochanter on the same side, and his right forearm smashed.
An incision four inches in length should be made midway between the last rib and the crest of the ileum.
lowest part of the small intestine, 1680s, medical Latin, from ileum, singular created from classical Latin plural ilia "groin, flank," in classical Latin, "belly, the abdomen below the ribs," poetically, "entrails, guts." Sense restriction and form apparently from confusion with Greek eileos (see ileus). Earlier in English ylioun (late 14c.), from Medieval Latin ileon. Related: Ileitis.
ileum il·e·um (ĭl'ē-əm)
n. pl. il·e·a (-ē-ə)
The third and terminal portion of the small intestine, extending from the jejunum to the cecum.