Duodenum

The duodenum and its location in the body

The duodenum, or the first part of the small intestine, connects to the stomach. The duodenum is about 25 cm (10 in.) long and curved, almost forming a circle.

Current as ofNovember 7, 2018

Author: Healthwise Staff
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Jerome B. Simon, MD, FRCPC, FACP - Gastroenterology

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