neck of pancreas


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neck of pancreas

[TA]
segment of pancreas, approximately 2 cm long, connecting head and body of pancreas; it intervenes between the duodenum anteriorly and the junction of the splenic and superior mesenteric veins, forming the beginning of the portal vein, posteriorly.
Synonym(s): collum pancreaticus [TA]

neck of pan·cre·as

(nek pan'krē-ăs) [TA]
Segment of pancreas, approximately 2 cm long, connecting head and body of pancreas; it intervenes between the duodenum anteriorly and the junction of the splenic and superior mesenteric veins, forming the beginning of the portal vein, posteriorly.
Synonym(s): collum pancreatis [TA] .
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Given these findings and the clinical suspicion of MEN1, the study was completed with a CT scan of the neck, chest, abdomen, and pelvis, which showed a hypervascular heterogeneous mass with lobulated and well-defined edges of 6.8 x 7.7 x 6.4 cm in the tail of pancreas, plus another mass of similar characteristics of 6 x 4.2 cm in the uncinate process and at least three more pancreatic focal lesions of less than 1 cm on the head and neck of pancreas (Figure 2).
In our patient, spiral abdominal CT scan revealed a mass at the neck of pancreas but, according to large dimension of tumor, the surgeon had to do a subtotal pancreatectomy, and more limited procedures were not possible.
Sports injuries occurred in 4 patients: 2 schoolboy goalkeepers each sustained a fracture of the neck of pancreas when kicked during a soccer game, a university student had a pancreatic duct injury after a rugby tackle, and a schoolboy had a pancreatic injury after a go-cart accident.