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.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Jerome B. Simon, MD, FRCPC, FACP - Gastroenterology|
|Current as of||November 15, 2013|
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