Abdomen, Pelvis & Perineum
Ligament of Treitz (AIPG 2011)
|A||Arises from left crus of diaphragm|
|B||Supports gastroduodenal junction|
|C||Supports DJ Flexure|
|D||Is at Ileocaecal junction|
Supports DJ Flexure
• It is a fibro-muscular band to support the duodeno-jejunal flexure and arises from the right crus of diaphragm.
• It has both the skeletal (diaphragmatic) as well as smooth (intestinal) muscles in it.
• It increases the DJ angulation and may cause partial obstruction at the site.