Jejunum vs ileum

There are a few differences that can help differentiate jejunum and ileum 1-3:

  • jejunum is slightly wider (< 3 cm) than ileum (<2 cm)
  • jejunum folds (valvulae conniventes) are thicker (2-3 mm) than ileum folds (1-2 mm)
  • jejunum folds are also more numerous and deeper than ileum folds
Share article

Article Information

rID: 43032
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Jejunum versus ileum

Support Radiopaedia and see fewer ads

Updating… Please wait.
Loadinganimation

Alert accept

Error Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

Alert accept Thank you for updating your details.