Pyloric Stomach adjacent to Duodenum
with Pyloric glands
The stomach surface epithelium shown here consists uniformly of surface mucous cells, in contrast to that of small intestine which consists of absorptive cells with scattered goblet cells.
Also note that pyloric mucous glands lie within the mucosa, above the muscularis mucosae, in contrast to the duodenum where mucous glands (i.e., Brunner's glands) lie in submucosa below the muscularis mucosae. Gastric pits are quite deep here in the pylorus, extending more than halfway through the thickness of the mucosa.
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Last updated: 11 May 2022 / dgk