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Ileocecum (DV066)
Released:  May 2015
Viewing Time:  1 hour 5 minutes

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.

See a preview of this video content here.

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)

Hardware/Software Requirements

Windows Requirements: Operating system: Windows 7+
Browser: Internet Explorer 8+, Firefox 10+, Google Chrome 10+
Internet connection: DSL, cable modem, or other high-speed connection
Flash: Adobe® Flash® Player 12+

Macintosh Requirements:
Operating system: Mac OS X 10.6.8+
Browser: Mozilla Firefox 10+, Safari 5+, Google Chrome 10+
Internet connection: DSL, cable modem, or other high-speed connection
Flash: Adobe® Flash® Player 12+


This CME activity consists of an ASGE video, followed by a post-assessment.  All materials required to complete the activity, including the video, are contained within the activity.

To complete this activity, 
1. View the video.
2. Complete the Post –assessment by selecting the single best answer for each multiple choice question. You will be able to change your answer at any time until you click on the finish button. Multiple attempts are given and each question must be answered correctly before proceeding to the next question. Persons scoring 100% pass the test and can print a CME certificate. Exams can be saved to access at a later date. 
3. Complete the Evaluation.

You may complete the activity in one sitting, or you may save your work in progress and complete it at a later date. However, to earn CME credits, you must complete the activity prior to the CME expiration date. 

In order to claim credit, you must complete the Post-assessment and Evaluation. Completed CME will be tracked in your account and you can print a record of this CME activity at any time. 

Contact Info

For technical difficulties, please contact ASGE between the hours of 8:30am and 5pm Central Time at 1-866-353-ASGE (2743). For questions related to content or CME credits, please email

Availability: Retired
Cost: Member: $25.00
Non-Member: $35.00
Credit Offered:
No Credit Offered
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