Diseases of the Colon & Rectum

, Volume 40, Issue 4, pp 494–496 | Cite as

Intubation of the ileocecal valve made easy

  • Michael Chen
  • Karamjit S. Khanduja
Technical Note


Intubation of the ileocecal valve and terminal ileoscopy is useful clinically, especially in conjunction with diagnostic colonoscopy in patients with suspected or established inflammatory bowel disease or lower gastrointestinal tract bleeding. We describe a simple method of successful intubation of the ileocecal valve to facilitate ileoscopy. This method also confirms successful completion of colonoscopy, because the ileocecal valve is the most relevant endoscopic landmark of the cecum.

Key words

Ileocecal valve Ileoscopy Colonoscopy Surgical technique 


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© American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Chen
    • 1
  • Karamjit S. Khanduja
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Colorectal SurgeryGrant Medical CenterColumbus
  2. 2.Division of Colorectal SurgeryMount Carmel Health SystemColumbus

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