- n the part of the small intestine between the jejunum and the cecum
- In the other, the diseased ileum is cut off, and its open end is stitched shut; it is left dangling.
- How much guts does it take to survive? Nature supplies man with an average 25 feet, four-fifths of it in the small intestine (comprising the duodenum, ileum and jejunum).
- For reasons that medical researchers have not yet fathomed, inflammation of the ileum, the lower third of the small bowel, is far less common.