accessory pancreas


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ac·ces·so·ry pan·cre·as

[TA]
a detached portion of pancreatic tissue, usually the uncinate process (part of head of the pancreas), and hence most often found in the vicinity of the head, but which may occur within the gut wall (stomach or duodenum).
Synonym(s): pancreas accessorium [TA]

accessory pancreas

Etymology: L, accessus, extra; Gk, pan, all, kreas, flesh
small clusters of pancreatic cells detached from the pancreas and sometimes found in the wall of the stomach or intestines.

accessory pancreas

A small mass of pancreatic tissue close to the pancreas but detached from it.
See also: pancreas
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