Vater, Abraham

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Vater, Abraham

Ger. botanist and anatomist, 1684–1751.

Vater ampulla

Papilla of Vater.

Vater corpuscles

Pacinian corpuscles.

papilla of Vater

The duodenal end of the drainage systems of the pancreatic and common bile ducts.
Synonym: duodenal papilla; hepatopancreatic ampulla; Vater ampulla
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Abraham, German anatomist and botanist, 1684-1751.
duct of Vater - Synonym(s): Bochdalek duct
Vater ampulla - the dilation within the major duodenal papilla that normally receives both the common bile duct and the main pancreatic duct. Synonym(s): hepatopancreatic ampulla
Vater corpuscles - small oval bodies in the skin of the fingers, in the mesentery, tendons, and elsewhere sensitive to pressure. Synonym(s): lamellated corpuscles; pacinian corpuscles; Vater-Pacini corpuscles
Vater fold - a fold of mucous membrane in the duodenum just above the greater duodenal papilla.
Vater tubercle - duodenal papilla. Synonym(s): papilla of Santorini
Vater-Pacini corpuscles - Synonym(s): Vater corpuscles
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The patient underwent endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (catheterization of Vater ampulla was unfeasible because of its ectopic location toward the third segment of the duodenum); subsequently a magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatogram, displayed normal gallbladder, biliary tract, and pancreatic duct anatomy.