pancreatic duct


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pancreatic duct

n.
The excretory duct of the pancreas, by which pancreatic juice is secreted into the duodenum.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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Pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasia is defined as microscopic papillary or flat and non-invasive epithelial lesions arising in pancreatic ducts in which the diameter does not exceed 5mm.
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.
Female gender, pre-cut papillotomy and pancreatic duct contrast injection were the most important risk factors for the development of acute pancreatitis.
Instead, a few scattered ghrelin-immunoreactive cells were detected inconnection to the exocrine pancreatic ducts, similar to that observed in the African ostrich.
It occurs due to disruption of the main pancreatic duct, resulting in leakage of pancreatic fluid into the pleural space [2-6] due to acute or chronic pancreatitis or may follow traumatic or surgical disruption of the pancreatic duct or rupture of a pseudo-pancreatic cyst.
It is argued that bile reflux to the pancreatic duct changes the distribution of pancreatic secretion, and given the mucin production in the bile duct, reflux of the pancreatic fluid to the bile duct, and the activation of pancreatic enzymes result in protein plugs in the choledochal cyst (10).
Chronic alcohol intake increases the severity of pancreatitis induced by acute alcohol administration, hyperlipidemia and pancreatic duct obstruction in rats.
The cause of pancreatitis is the subject of some debate, but proposed causes include obstruction of the pancreatic duct by either stones or thickened secretions within the duct or by structures outside of it, bacterial infection secondary to invasion of the pancreatic duct by intestinal bacteria, and interruption of normal blood flow to the pancreas.
It produces digestive juices which pass through the pancreatic duct into the duodenum.
The CBD near the ampulla and pancreatic duct were normal in caliber .
Tan, "Duodenal duplication cyst communicating with an aberrant pancreatic duct," Pediatric Surgery International, vol.
After admission, therapeutic ERCP was attempted initially, but selective biliary cannulation was unsuccessful even with the pancreatic duct guidewire placement technique.