Duodenal cap - Definition
It is the first duodenal section that is only visible through a roentgenogram or fluoroscope. It is also known by the name “Pyloric cap.”
Duodenal cap - Location
It is the section of the small intestine that lies between the stomach and the jejunum.
Duodenal cap - Appearance
This intestinal structure is approximately 2 cm long. It has smooth walls and a somewhat dilated shape. It is constituted by a double peritoneal layer (mesentery) that provides support to the small intestines. It is affixed to the rear wall of the cavity of the abdomen.
Duodenal cap - Function
The structure can move readily and helps maintain the ability of the stomach to move spontaneously.
Duodenal cap – Problems and Disorders
This region is found to be quite prone to Duodenal ulcers. This is because the duodenal mucosa is exposed to the acidic chyme in this area, before mixing with alkaline secretions from the duodenum.
Duodenal cap - Pictures
These images would help you get a glance at the location and appearance of this intestinal structure.
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