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 of: August 12, 2019
Author: Healthwise Staff Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Jerome B. Simon, MD, FRCPC, FACP - Gastroenterology
Medical Review:E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Jerome B. Simon, MD, FRCPC, FACP - Gastroenterology