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|Outline of stomach, showing its anatomical landmarks.|
|Gray's||subject #247 1164|
|Interior of the stomach. (Pylorus labeled at center left.)|
- the pyloric antrum, which connects to the body of the stomach.
- the pyloric canal, which connects to the duodenum.
The pyloric sphincter, or valve, is a strong ring of smooth muscle at the end of the pyloric canal and lets food pass from the stomach to the duodenum. It receives sympathetic innervation from celiac ganglion.
Medical significance[edit | edit source]
One medical condition associated with the pylorus is pyloric stenosis. In such conditions as stomach cancer, when tumours may partly block the pyloric canal, a special tube can be implanted surgically to connect the stomach to the duodenum to assist food to pass from one to the other. This tube is called a pyloric stent.
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References[edit | edit source]
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- SUNY Labs 37:06-0105 - "Abdominal Cavity: The Stomach"
- SUNY Labs 38:07-0102 - "Stomach, Spleen and Liver: The Pylorus"
- State University of New York (SUNY) Anatomy Image 8150
Anatomy of torso, digestive system: Gastrointestinal tract, excluding mouth (TA A05.3–7, TH H3.04.02-04, GA 11.1141)
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