Duodenum

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.

Current as of: April 15, 2020

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine