Duodenum

Picture of 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 10 in. (25.4 cm) long and curved, almost forming a circle.

Last Updated: January 6, 2010

Author: Monica Rhodes

Medical Review: Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Jerome B. Simon, MD, FRCPC, FACP - Gastroenterology

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