Duodenum adjacent to pyloric Stomach,
with Brunner's Glands
The duodenal surface epithelium shown here consists of absorptive cells with scattered goblet cells, in contrast to that of stomach which consists uniformly of surface mucous cells.
Note that Brunner's glands lie beneath the muscularis mucosae, in the submucosa.
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