papilla of Vater

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papilla of Vater

[pə′pil·ə əv ′fät·ər]
(anatomy)
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Safety and outcome of endoscopic snare excision of the major duodenal papilla. Gastrointest Endosc 2002; 56:239-43.
Endoscopic management of adenoma of the major duodenal papilla. Gastrointest Endosc 2004; 59:225-32.
The former may be caused by incomplete obstruction of the main pancreatic duct, whereas the latter occurred as a result of almost complete obstruction of the main pancreatic duct, similar to that in patients with carcinoma of the head of the pancreas.[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.