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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
Can you tell me in the duodenum, are their differences between the ileum and jejunum in re: arrangement of arterial branches?
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
Easy: Je (as ja ) ju (rhymes with chew) num (rhymes with some) this is the major part of the gut. Stomach flows to the 12 inches of the duodenum. By then the food has been crushed by our pearly whites +enzyme in saliva, swallowed down the esophagus into the hydrochloric acid+ some enzymes. After 1 to 2 hrs. Of mixing onto the 12 inches of duodenum &then for nutrition to blood stream, your fav-the j. ...Read more
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
More tissue : The jejunum is wider, its diameter being about 4 cm., and is thicker, more vascular, and of a deeper color than the ileum, so that a given length weighs more. Nearest the duodenum the mesenteric loops are primary, toward the ileocolic junction, secondary and tertiary loops are observed. ...Read more
Why do esophageal cancer patients have a feeding tube inserted into the duodenum instead of the stomach?
To avoid stomach: When your esophagus is removed due to cancer (esophagectomy) in order to eat again, your stomach may be used to replace your esophagus (stomach conduit). Therefore you want to avoid any surgery that may compromise the use of the stomach as a conduit. Therefore a feeding tube would be placed in the small bowel or jejunum. This is called a "j" tube. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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