Pyloric Stomach adjacent to Duodenum
with Pyloric glands
The stomach surface epithelium shown here consists uniformly of surface mucous cells, in contrast to that of small intestine which consists of absorptive cells with scattered goblet cells.
Note that the pyloric glands lie above the muscularis mucosae, in the mucosa. Also note that the gastric pits of the pyloric stomach are quite deep, extending more than halfway through the thickness of the mucosa.
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Last updated: 11 February 2002 / dgk