Small intestine

Small intestine

The small intestine is differentiated from the large intestine by the presence of a mesentery (exceptions being no mesentery in the duodenum, and presence of a mesentery in the transverse and sigmoid colons) and the absence of tenia coli and appendices epiploicae, which are present in the colon. The demarcation between the jejunum (proximal) and the ileum (distal) is not very clear.

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