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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The distal CBD and duct of Wirsung traverse the sphincter of Oddi (Which consists of three separate smooth muscles] to enter the duodenum.
By further impairing the discharge, the cysts, Brunner gland hyperplasia, and the reactive spindle cell proliferation may cause the extension of the intraduodenal pancreatitis to the groove region, to the dorsocranial pancreas with compression of the duct of Wirsung, thus adding an obstructive component to the damaging effect of alcohol for the development of the paraduodenal pancreatitis.