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a passage with well-defined walls, especially a tubular structure for the passage of excretions or secretions. adj., adj ductal.
accessory duct of Santorini a tubular structure that drains the lower part of the head of the pancreas.
alveolar d's small passages connecting the respiratory bronchioles and the alveolar sacs.
Bartholin's duct (duct of Bartholin) the larger and longer of the sublingual ducts.
bile d's (biliary d's) see bile ducts.
cochlear duct a spiral membranous tube in the bony canal of the cochlea between Reissner's membrane and the basilar membrane; it is divided into the scala tympani, scala vestibuli, and spiral lamina. Called also scala media.
common bile duct a duct formed by the union of the cystic and hepatic ducts; see also bile ducts.
cystic duct the passage connecting the gallbladder neck and the common bile duct.
efferent duct any duct that gives outlet to a glandular secretion.
ejaculatory duct the duct formed by union of the ductus deferens and the duct of the seminal vesicles, opening into the prostatic urethra on the colliculus seminalis.
endolymphatic duct a canal connecting the membranous labyrinth of the ear with the endolymphatic sac.
excretory duct one through which the secretion is conveyed from a gland.
hepatic duct the excretory duct of the liver, or one of its branches in the lobes of the liver; see also bile ducts.
Hepatic duct. From Applegate, 2000.
lacrimal duct the excretory duct of the lacrimal gland; see also lacrimal apparatus. Called also lacrimal canaliculus.
lacrimonasal duct nasal duct.
lactiferous d's ducts conveying the milk secreted by the lobes of the breast to and through the nipples.
lymphatic duct, left thoracic duct.
lymphatic d's see lymphatic ducts.
mammary duct lactiferous ducts.
mesonephric duct an embryonic duct of the mesonephros, which in the male becomes the epididymis, ductus deferens and its ampulla, seminal vesicles, and ejaculatory duct, and in the female is largely obliterated.
müllerian duct either of the two paired embryonic ducts developing into the vagina, uterus, and fallopian tubes, and becoming largely obliterated in the male.
nasal duct (nasolacrimal duct) the downward continuation of the lacrimal sac, opening on the lateral wall of the inferior meatus of the nose; see also lacrimal apparatus.
pancreatic duct the main excretory duct of the pancreas, which usually unites with the common bile duct before entering the duodenum at the major duodenal papilla; see also bile ducts.
papillary d's straight excretory or collecting portions of the renal tubules, which descend through the renal medulla to a renal papilla.
paramesonephric duct müllerian duct.
paraurethral d's Skene's glands.
parotid duct the duct by which the parotid glands empty into the mouth.
prostatic d's minute ducts from the prostate, opening into or near the prostatic sinuses on the posterior wall of the urethra.
lymphatic duct, right a vessel draining lymph from the upper right side of the body, receiving lymph from the right subclavian, jugular, and mediastinal trunks when those vessels do not open independently into the right brachiocephalic vein.
salivary d's the ducts of the salivary glands.
semicircular d's the long ducts of the membranous labyrinth of the ear.
seminal d's the passages for conveyance of spermatozoa and semen.
sublingual d's the excretory ducts of the sublingual salivary glands.
submandibular duct (submaxillary duct) the duct that drains the submandibular gland and opens at the sublingual caruncle.
tear duct lacrimal duct.
thoracic duct a duct beginning in the cisterna chyli and emptying into the venous system at the junction of the left subclavian and left internal jugular veins. It acts as a channel for the collection of lymph from the portions of the body below the diaphragm and from the left side of the body above the diaphragm.
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pan·cre·at·ic duct

the excretory duct of the pancreas that extends through the gland from tail to head, where it empties into the duodenum at the greater duodenal papilla.
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pancreatic duct

The excretory duct of the pancreas, by which pancreatic juice is secreted into the duodenum.
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pan·cre·at·ic duct

(pan'krē-at'ik dŭkt) [TA]
The excretory duct of the pancreas, which extends through the gland from tail to head, where it empties into the duodenum at the greater duodenal papilla.
Synonym(s): Wirsung canal, Wirsung duct.
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Moritz, German anatomist, 1622-1698.
Hoffmann duct - the excretory duct of the pancreas. Synonym(s): pancreatic duct


Johann G., German anatomist in Padua, 1600-1643.
Wirsung canal - Synonym(s): Wirsung duct
Wirsung duct - the excretory duct of the pancreas. Synonym(s): pancreatic duct; Wirsung canal
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Pancreatic duct (PD) was dilated in 9(17.6%) patients with a median diameter of 0.90 cm [interquartile range (IQR) 0.75-1.1 cm].
The previous literature (10) suggested that the marked pancreatic duct dilatation caused by abundant mucin secretion in pancreatic IPMN could be a key imaging finding in the differential diagnosis from pancreatic ITPN with same intraductal tumor growth.
Comparison of the mucins 1, 4 and 5AC expression between normal pancreatic ducts and different degrees of pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasia
A, The tumor with tubulopapillary growth fills a dilated pancreatic duct. The dilated ductal wall is involved in most areas by the ITPN, with only focal areas of residual nonneoplastic epithelium (arrows).
The abnormal findings were indentation, stenosis and obstruction in CBD and obstruction, stenosis, abnormal branching pattern and narrowing for the pancreatic duct. Aspirates from pancreatic duct were obtained and sent for cytopathology.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has advantages over CT on the capsule-like imaging of the pancreatic duct and surrounding lesions, which is the result of the fibrosis of the pancreas.
It is a rare congenital anomaly (The incidence is approximately 1-3 in 20000] and it is the most common anomaly of the pancreatic ducts after pancreas divisum.
Scientific research shows that this water decreases gas, bloating, stomach pain, abdominal spasms, and indigestion by increasing the production of bile and pancreatic enzymes and by opening the bile and pancreatic ducts, thereby decreasing internal toxicity.
In addition to the standard MRCP sequences, the s-MRCP protocol adds a series of single, thick-slab, heavily T2-weighted images covering the pancreatic duct and typically including the common bile duct, repeated every 30 seconds over 10 min, initiated at secretin administration.
Among the 15 definite CP patients, imaging findings were stones in pancreatic ducts in 9patients(Figure 1(a)), multiple or numerous calcifications distributed throughout the entire pancreas in 13 patients (Figure 1(b)), irregular dilatation of the MPD and irregular dilatation of pancreatic duct branches of variable intensity with scattered distribution throughout the entire pancreas on ERCP in 2 patients, and irregular dilatation of the MPD and branches proximal to complete or incomplete obstruction of the MPD (with pancreatic stones or protein plugs) on ERCP in 2 patients.
Conservative surgery by ligature of the pancreatic ducts has been used, but the results are unsatisfactory because the causal lesion remains intact.
(1) Ligate the pancreatic ducts of a normal dog (the source animal); wait 6 weeks.