pancreatic duct

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pancreatic duct

n.
The excretory duct of the pancreas, by which pancreatic juice is secreted into the duodenum.
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Noun1.pancreatic duct - a duct connecting the pancreas with the intestinepancreatic duct - a duct connecting the pancreas with the intestine
duct, epithelial duct, canal, channel - a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance; "the tear duct was obstructed"; "the alimentary canal"; "poison is released through a channel in the snake's fangs"
pancreas - a large elongated exocrine gland located behind the stomach; secretes pancreatic juice and insulin
musculus sphincter ductus pancreatici - the smooth muscle sphincter of the main pancreatic duct
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Imaging features that are more often seen in IPMN with an associated PDAC include main pancreatic duct or distal common bile duct dilation (Figure 2, a), cysts larger than 3.
The normal main pancreatic duct measures up to 3 mm in diameter.
The main pancreatic duct (the Wirsung duct) was dilated (Figure 5).
Its frequency increases with pancreatic division at the body level (vs at the neck) and in the absence of elective ligation of the main pancreatic duct.
However, in our case, special condition was that the patient had the main pancreatic duct injury.
CT scan done 2 years later revealed marked dilatation and tortuosity of the main pancreatic duct (12-13mm at the head) with atrophy of the body and tail (Fig1).
Neglect of a main pancreatic duct injury invariably leads to major complications that include pseudocysts, fistulae, sepsis and secondary haemorrhage.
CT findings suggestive of CP are gland atrophy, dilation of the main pancreatic duct (PD), ductal calculi, intra- or peripancreatic cysts, thickening of the peripancreatic fascia and splenic vein thrombosis.
A 2000 study in Greece found that blueberry juice significantly improved visualization of both the common bile duct and main pancreatic duct, which carries digestive fluids.
Among patients who do experience pain, those living a "plateau-type existence" with chronic pancreatitis--suffering constant pain--are least likely to achieve significant relief by having calculi removed and obstructions of the main pancreatic duct alleviated, Dr.
We have found that there are two main types--IPMTs in the main pancreatic duct, and others in the branch ducts.