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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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.