The cecum is an organ taking the form of an 8cm (3in) pouch, located near the colon
. The appendix
is ??attached to the cecum. The cecum begins with the ileocecal valve and leads to the colon
. Food digestion
begins in the cecum. The main diseases
this organ are inflammation
, or typhlites, which is often caused by bacteria, as well as cancer
. The cecum can also become twisted and result in intestinal obstruction..
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Latest update on August 19, 2014 at 12:44 PM by christelle.b.