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Anterior view of the cecum and appendix. The cecum is cut to reveal its inner texture and the illeocecal valve, the structure that connects the distal end of the small intestine (ileum) with the proximal end of the colon (cecum). Attached to the cecum is the veriform appendix, a mass of lymphoid tissue that defends the area against bacteria.
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