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Forum Name: Gastroenterology Topics
|skimom - Mon Oct 15, 2007 12:22 am||
What does it mean when an ileocecal valve appears patulous on a colonoscopy? This was noticed on a 60 year old female with a history of irritable bowel, dairy allergy, lactose intolerace, and reflux. Family history not significant for bowel disease. Medications were Nexium and vitamins.
Thank you for any info!
|Dr. Chan Lowe - Mon Oct 15, 2007 9:30 pm||
Patulous would indicate the valve was open. This is very likely due to normal peristalsis (muscle waves) that is moving intestinal contents into the colon.
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