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Doctor insights on: Duodenum Jejunum

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Can the duodenum/jejunum play any role in immune system?

Can the duodenum/jejunum play any role in immune system?

Yes: More so in the lower segments of the intestine much of our immune system's cells reside along the gut wall in the form of Peyer's Patches to process any antigen that breaks through the intestinal barrier. ...Read more

Duodenum (Definition)

The duodenum is the first part of the small intestine. It is responsible for aspects of digestion and nutrient absorption immediately after ...Read more


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What is mucosal thickening of the duodenum and proximal jejunum verify by ctscan?

What is mucosal thickening of the duodenum and proximal jejunum  verify by ctscan?

Mucosal thickening: Mucosa is the lining of the inner lumen of the bowel. The duodenum and jejunum are the first two segments of the small bowel. Thickening of these tissues can occur with a variety of conditions. It is not clear from you question if this was seen on ct or you plan to have a ct to "verify" its presence. Generally this may be followed up by endoscopy, referred to as egd. See a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Can you tell me in the duodenum, are their differences between the ileum and jejunum in re: arrangement of arterial branches?

Can you tell me in the duodenum, are their differences between the ileum and jejunum in re: arrangement of arterial branches?

Yes: While overlap and redundancy exists in the arterial supply to the gut to minimize ischemic risk, each GI segment at the local level receives much of its blood flow from a specific arrangement of arterial branches. ...Read more

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What is the function of jejunum?

Digestion and : Absorption of food. Food reaches jejunum, the upper part of small intestine, in a state of partial processing by the enzymes from the stomach and duodenum. The digestion is completed and most of the nutrients are absorbed into the blood in the jejunum and some in the ileum, the lower part of small intestine. ...Read more

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What is the function of the jejunum?

Nutrient absorption: The jejunum is the major site of absorption of digested food into your bloodstream. Food from the stomach, enters the duodenum, gets mixed with pancreatic enzymes and traverses the jejunum when much of the now small molecules are absorbed. Fortunately, except in crohn's disease, the jejunum is not a site of much pathology. ...Read more

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Where is the duodenal?

Where is the duodenal?

Abdomen: The duodenal is the duodenum which is a short piece of intestine that connects the stomach to the small intestine where all the nutrients are absorbed. ...Read more

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Where is the duodenum?

Where is the duodenum?

After stomach: Its the first part of your small intestine, right after your stomac. ...Read more

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What causes decreased folds in duodenum?

What causes decreased folds in duodenum?

Folds: Decreased duodenal folds may be a sign of past or present inflammation or superficial ulceration/inflammation. Your physician would review these findings with the radiologist and have a better idea of their significance or whether any additional testing or treatment are advisable. ...Read more

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What does a duodenum biopsy show?

What does a duodenum biopsy show?

Duodenum: Biopsies of the duodenum are usually performed to rule out inflammation of the lining or infection. Most commonly, biopsies are used to determine if the pathology is consistent with celiac disease. ...Read more

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Do colonoscopies see the duodenum?

Do colonoscopies see the duodenum?

No: Colonoscopy gets to the proximal start of the colon. The duodenum is the beginning of the small intestine into which the stomach empties. To see the duodenum, a telescopic tube is inserted through the mouth and past the stomach. ...Read more