Small bowel

The small bowel (or small intestine) is the section of bowel between the stomach and the colon. It has distinctive mucosal folds, valvulae conniventes, and is made up of three functional units:

Although anatomically it is stated that the duodenum forms the first part of the small bowel/intestine, clinically it is often used to refer to the jejunum and ileum only 1.

See main article: barium studies of small bowel

Anatomy: Abdominopelvic
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rID: 2057
Section: Anatomy
Tag: stub, refs, stub
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Small bowels
  • Small intestines
  • Small intestine

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  • Normal small bowe...
    Case 1: normal small bowel meal
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  • Case 2: normal small bowel barium study (annotated)
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