duodenojejunal junction


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du·o·de·no·je·ju·nal junc·tion

point along the course of the gastrointestinal tract where the duodenum ends and the jejunum begins; occurs approximately at the level of the L2 vertebra, 2-3 cm to the left of the midline; usually takes the form of an acute angle, the duodenojejunal flexure, and is supported by the attachment of the suspensory muscle (ligament) of the duodenum.
See also: duodenojejunal flexure.
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She underwent exploratory laparotomy which revealed a perforation along with a stricture in the jejunum 3 feet from the duodenojejunal junction and multiple strictures in the ileum.
Barium follow through examination (Figure 1 and 2) confirmed that the stomach was situated below the right diaphragm followed by a duodenojejunal junction (ligament of Treitz) located at the left of the spine and crowding of small intestines towards the left side of the abdomen.
At laparotomy, the findings were ileocolic intussusception involving 20 cm of terminal ileum which was gangrenous, intestinal malrotation with duodenojejunal junction on the right of the midline, midgut volvulus of 180[degrees] in a clockwise direction, and the caecum and proximal third of transverse colon were gangrenous (measuring 25 cm).
One mergency laparotomy patient was found to have intestinal malrotation with duodenojejunal junction on the right of the midline and 180 mid gut volvulus in clockwise direction.