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Intestinal obstruction (pediatric) - series—Normal anatomy

Normal anatomy

Overview

The small intestine is basically a long tube through which digested food passes.

Review Date 1/7/2018

Updated by: Debra G. Wechter, MD, FACS, general surgery practice specializing in breast cancer, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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