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  Duodenum



Duodenum

    The first part of the small intestine.

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Intestine
The tube involved in digestion and extending from the stomach to the anus. Consists of the small intestine and the large intestine.



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Duodenal
Having to do with the duodenum.

Duodenal biliary drainage
A procedure used to diagnose gallstones when suspicion is high but other tests are negative. A thin tube is passed through a nostril down the throat, through the esophagus and stomach, into the duodenum. Once the tube is in place, a synthetic hormone related to cholecystokinin is injected IV. It causes the gallbladder to contract and squeeze out bile into the duodenum. The bile then is sucked up through the tube and examined for the presence of cholesterol and pigment particles under a microscope. A modification of duodenal biliary drainage involves collection of bile through an endoscope at the time of EGD (esophagogastroduodenoscopy) or ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography).

Duodenal Compression Syndrome, Mesenteric
Duodenal obstruction caused by compression of the third part of the duodenum by the root of the intestinal mesentery which contains the superior mesenteric artery, vein, and nerve.

Duodenal Papilla, Major
The hepatopancreatic ampulla. A dilation of the duodenal papilla that is the opening of the juncture of the common bile duct and the main pancreatic duct.

Duodenal Papilla, Minor
Ducts that collect PANCREATIC JUICE from the PANCREAS and supply it to the DUODENUM.

Duodenal Papillas, Minor
Ducts that collect PANCREATIC JUICE from the PANCREAS and supply it to the DUODENUM.

Duodenal Reflux
Reflux of duodenal contents into the stomach.

Duodenal Refluxs
Reflux of duodenal contents into the stomach.

Duodenal ulcer
An ulcer in the lining of the first part of the small intestine (duodenum).

Duodenal Ulcer
A peptic ulcer situated in the duodenum. (Dorland, 28th ed)

Duodenal Ulcers
A peptic ulcer situated in the duodenum. (Dorland, 28th ed)

Duodenitis
An irritation of the first part of the small intestine (duodenum).

Duodeno Gastric Reflux
Reflux of duodenal contents into the stomach.

Duodeno-Gastric Reflux
Reflux of duodenal contents into the stomach.

Duodenogastric Reflux
Reflux of duodenal contents into the stomach.

Duodenopancreatectomies
The excision of the head of the pancreas and the encircling loop of the duodenum to which it is connected.

Duodenopancreatectomy
The excision of the head of the pancreas and the encircling loop of the duodenum to which it is connected.

Duodenoscope
Endoscopes for examining the interior of the duodenum.

Duodenoscopes
Endoscopes for examining the interior of the duodenum.

Duodenoscopic Surgeries
Endoscopic examination, therapy or surgery of the luminal surface of the duodenum.

Duodenoscopic Surgery
Endoscopic examination, therapy or surgery of the luminal surface of the duodenum.

Duodenoscopic Surgical Procedure
Endoscopic examination, therapy or surgery of the luminal surface of the duodenum.

Duodenoscopic Surgical Procedures
Endoscopic examination, therapy or surgery of the luminal surface of the duodenum.

Duodenoscopies
Endoscopic examination, therapy or surgery of the luminal surface of the duodenum.

Duodenoscopy
Endoscopic examination, therapy or surgery of the luminal surface of the duodenum.

Duodenostomies
Surgical formation of an opening into the duodenum.

Duodenostomy
Surgical formation of an opening into the duodenum.



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Doppler ultrasound
A procedure that uses sound waves to evaluate heart, blood vessels, and valves.

Dubin-Johnson syndrome
An inherited form of chronic jaundice (yellow tint to the skin and eyes) that has no known cause.

Dumping syndrome
A condition that occurs when food moves too fast from the stomach into the small intestine. Symptoms are nausea, pain, weakness, and sweating. This syndrome most often affects people who have had stomach operations. Also called rapid gastric emptying.

Duodenal ulcer
An ulcer in the lining of the first part of the small intestine (duodenum).

Duodenitis
An irritation of the first part of the small intestine (duodenum).

Duodenum

Dupuytren's Contracture
A hereditary thickening of the tough tissue, called fascia, that lies just below the skin of the palm.

Dysentery
An infectious disease of the colon. Symptoms include bloody, mucus-filled diarrhea; abdominal pain; fever; and loss of fluids from the body.

Dysmenorrhea
Pain or discomfort experienced just before or during a menstrual period.

Dyspepsia
Indigestion.

Dysphagia
Problems in swallowing food or liquid, usually caused by blockage or injury to the esophagus.

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