pancreatic duct

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pancreatic duct

[¦pan·krē¦ad·ik ‚dəkt]
(anatomy)
The main duct of the pancreas formed from the dorsal and ventral pancreatic ducts of the embryo.
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Histologic findings were evaluated in a pancreatic polypeptide-rich area, named the ventral pancreas, because ampullary carcinomas are anatomically involved in the outflow of the pancreatic juice from Wirsung's duct or the main pancreatic duct but not from Santorini's duct or the accessory pancreatic duct.
6] In most patients, these changes were found only in the ventral pancreas, in which the pancreatic juice flows to the major duodenal papilla, and not in the dorsal pancreas in the head portion,[9,10] which drains from the minor papilla via the accessory pancreatic duct.