Friday, April 8, 2011

Duodenum Inversum

Duodenum inversum, also known as duodenum reflexum, is a variation of the duodenal sweep in which the distal duodenum ascends to the right of the spine to the level of the duodenal bulb and then crosses the spine horizontally behind the superior mesenteric artery. The duodenojejunal junction is appropriately located at the "ligament" of Treitz.

Duodenum inversum may be associated with delayed gastric emptying, but is not associated with midgut volvulus.


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