Bloodless fold of Treves

Ileocecal fold
Superior ileocecal fossa.
Inferior ileocecal fossa.
Latin plica ileocaecalis
Gray's subject #246 1160

The ileocecal fold or ileocaecal fold is an anatomical structure in the human abdomen. It is formed by a layer of peritoneum. The upper border is fixed to the ileum, opposite its mesenteric attachment, while the lower border passes over the ileocecal junction to join the mesenteriole of the vermiform process, and sometimes the process itself. Behind the fold is the inferior ileocecal fossa. The structure is also called the ligament, veil, or bloodless fold of Treves after English surgeon Sir Frederick Treves.[1]

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