Dilated small bowel with thick mucosal folds

The small intestine or small bowel is an organ in the gastrointestinal tract where most of the end absorption of nutrients and minerals from food takes place. It lies between the stomach and large intestine, and receives bile and pancreatic juice through the pancreatic duct to aid in digestion.The small intestine is about 20 feet (6 meters) long and folds many times to fit in the abdomen. [Source: Wikipedia ]