dorsal pancreas

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dor·sal pan·cre·as

that portion of the pancreatic primordium of the embryo that arises as a dorsal pancreatic bud from the foregut endoderm above the hepatic diverticulum.
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dorsal pancreas

A dorsal outpocketing of the embryonic gut that gives rise to the body and tail of the adult pancreas.
See also: pancreas
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In chick embryos, it has been shown that the adjacent notochord allows the Pdx1 expression, thereby inducing the budding of the dorsal pancreas by deactivating the sonic hedgehog expression coming from the dorsal foregut epithelium (36).
Agenesis of dorsal pancreas is the rarest congenital anomaly compatible with life (2).
Agenesis of the dorsal pancreas. World J Gastroenterol.
Pancreatitis and agenesis of the dorsal pancreas. Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol.
Complete agenesis of the dorsal pancreas: A case report and review of the literature.
(142-147) Both the groove region and the dorsal pancreas share the same accessory duct drainage through the minor papilla.
The former may be caused by incomplete obstruction of the main pancreatic duct, whereas the latter occurred as a result of almost complete obstruction of the main pancreatic duct, similar to that in patients with carcinoma of the head of the pancreas.[6] In most patients, these changes were found only in the ventral pancreas, in which the pancreatic juice flows to the major duodenal papilla, and not in the dorsal pancreas in the head portion,[9,10] which drains from the minor papilla via the accessory pancreatic duct.

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