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Medical Term:

suspensory muscle of duodenum


Definition: a broad flat band of smooth muscle and fibrous tissue attached to the right crus of the diaphragm and to the duodenum at its junction with the jejunum.

Synonym(s): musculus suspensorius duodeniTA, ligamentum suspensorium duodeni, suspensory ligament of duodenum, Treitz ligament, Treitz muscle

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