Intubation of the ileocecal valve made easy
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 wordsIleocecal valve Ileoscopy Colonoscopy Surgical technique
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