Small intestine

Illustration of the regions of the small intestine

The small intestine consists of three sections. The first portion, called the duodenum, connects to the stomach. The middle portion is the jejunum. The final section, called the ileum, attaches to the first portion of the large intestine.

Last Updated: June 23, 2008

Medical Review: Michael J. Sexton, MD - Pediatrics & Jerry S. Trier, MD - Gastroenterology

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