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head of pan·cre·as

[TA]
that portion of the pancreas lying in the concavity of the duodenum.
Synonym(s): caput pancreatis [TA]
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The ultrasound demonstrated a normal aorta, but it also revealed a suspicious lesion around the head of the pancreas, so a CT scan was recommended.
3) The most common location of pancreatic AVMs is in the head of the pancreas.
A Whipple procedure treats cancer of the head of the pancreas (the widest part) and generally involves removing most of the pancreas and part of the small intestine, bile duct and stomach.
The Whipple operation is a procedure for the treatment of pancreatic cancer in which the head of the pancreas is removed along with a portion of the bile duct, gallbladder and duodenum; the remaining pancreas, bile duct and intestine are then re-joined to the intestine.
He said: "There were several areas of injury in the abdominal area, including bleeding to the head of the pancreas.
Prognostic factors associated with resectable adenocarcinoma of the head of the pancreas.
There were diffuse inflammatory changes about the head of the pancreas and porta hepatis, along with a circumscribed hematoma near the junction of the superior mesenteric vein and the portal vein (Figures 6 and 7).
Further mesenteric angiography revealed small aneurysms in the head of the pancreas (Fig 4).
A hypo-dense mass in the head of the pancreas may simulate a carcinoma.
Jaundice in this patient is probably due to edema of the head of the pancreas which may have compressed the intrapancreatic portion of the common bile duct.
Around 70% of patients have jaundice at time of diagnosis, as Allen did, caused by a tumour in the head of the pancreas obstructing the bile duct.