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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 cm) long and curved, almost forming a circle.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Jerome B. Simon, MD, FRCPC, FACP - Gastroenterology
Last Revised January 4, 2012

Last Revised: January 4, 2012

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Jerome B. Simon, MD, FRCPC, FACP - Gastroenterology

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