tail of pancreas


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tail of pan·cre·as

[TA]
the left extremity of the pancreas within the lienorenal ligament.
Synonym(s): cauda pancreatis [TA]

tail of pan·cre·as

(tāl pan'krē-ăs) [TA]
The left extremity of the pancreas within the lienorenal ligament.
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In addition, the CT scan revealed the presence of multiple hypodense formations in the body and tail of pancreas.
Computed tomography of the upper abdomen demonstrated that the body and tail of pancreas were replaced by a 10 x 10 x 10 cm hypodense mass lesion with encasement of splenic artery.
Laparoscopy revealed small plaque-like lesions on the right diaphragm and liver, suspected neoplastic areas on the spleen, and an 8 X 8 cm cyst in the tail of pancreas.
Pre-operative triple phase CT (computed tomography) scan of the abdomen showed a resectable ill-defined hypodense mass in the region of ampulla, the pancreatic head and uncinate were normal however the neck, body and tail of pancreas were absent (figure 1,2).
During surgery, a large heterogenous mass was found encasing the gastric fundus, colon and the tail of pancreas (Figure 3).