Ileocecum (DV066)

Type: Colorectal


This CME activity consists of the ASGE video, Ileocecum, followed by a post-assessment and evaluation.

For gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopists, the ileocecum is the finishing line during colonoscopy and it is identified by several landmarks: terminal ileum (TI), ileocecal (IC) valve, and the appendiceal orifice. Radiologists generally term the cecum, appendix, IC valve, and TI as the "ileocecal area." There is much pathology that can be observed within the ileocecum. Careful and systematic examination should be stressed during GI endoscopic training and practice. In this review, the authors demonstrate its anatomy, endoscopic findings, and pathologies. We believe that these are the three principles in ileocecal examination: optimal colon preparation, recognition and photodocumentation of the ileocecal landmarks, and systematic and careful examination of the ileocecum.

Target Audience:

Practicing gastroenterologists, gastroenterology fellows and trainees, medical residents, physician assistants, and nurses.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize normal endoscopic landmarks and findings within the ileocecum
  • Diagnose common endoscopic findings such as ischemia, drug induced injury, portal colopathy and varices, hemorrhage, inflammatory bowel disease, etc.
  • Recognize and manage uncommon pathologies such as various types of inflammation and infection, mucocele, neoplasms, etc.


Video Release Date:    May 1, 2015
Online CME Release Date:      September 1, 2015
CME Expiration Date:  May 1, 2018

Expected Time of Activity Completion:  65 Minutes (1.00 CME Credit)

Price: Member: $115 / Non-Member: $165

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