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Duodenum adjacent to pyloric Stomach,
with Brunner's Glands


The duodenal surface epithelium shown here consists of absorptive cells with scattered goblet cells, in contrast to that of stomach which consists uniformly of surface mucous cells.

Also note that duodenal mucous glands (i.e., Brunner's glands) lie in the submucosa, beneath the muscularis mucosae, in contrast to pyloric glands, which lie above the muscularis mucosae.

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SIUC / School of Medicine / Anatomy / David King
Last updated:  11 May 2022 / dgk