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Suspensory muscle of duodenum
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The duodenum. The suspensory muscle of the duodenum attaches to the duodenojejunal flexure, shown.
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The duodenum and jejunum depicted in situ. The suspensory muscle of the duodenum connects posteriorly to the duodenojejunal flexure, behind the pancreas, shown.
Latin Musculus suspensorius duodeni, ligamentum suspensorium duodeni
System Gastrointestinal
Nerve Coeliac plexus, Superior mesenteric plexus

The suspensory muscle of duodenum is a thin muscle connecting the junction between the duodenum, jejunum.

The suspensory muscle marks the formal division between the first and second parts of the small intestine, the duodenum and the jejunum. This division is used to mark the difference between the upper and lower gastrointestinal tracts.

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