pancreatic duct

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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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* Larger tumor size and dilated pancreatic duct with pancreatoliths were more common in patients with associated invasive carcinoma from pancreatic ITPN than noninvasive pancreatic ITPN, but the difference was not statistically significant.
The particularity of our case consists in capturing the morphological alteration sequence on a large cephalic UCOGC arising from the main pancreatic duct. This evidence complements previously reported data regarding the evident ductal involvement in UCOGC, but on smaller size tumors [15, 24, 33].
Percutaneous transfistulous pancreatic duct drainage and interventional pancreatojejunostomy as a treatment option for intractable pancreatic fistula.
Exclusion criteria were as follows: 1 inability to pass a guidewire beyond the genu of pancreatic duct (2) previous endoscopic sphincterotomy (EST) or endoscopic papillary balloon dilation (EPBD), (3) pancreas divisum or any primary pancreatic pathology and (4) previous history of surgery on the biliary or pancreatic systems.
Pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasia expressed mucins 1, 4 and 5AC significantly more frequently in comparison with normal pancreatic ducts. The expressions of mucins 1, 4 and 5AC were significantly higher in pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasia compared to the normal tissue (p<0.001).
In patients with narrow pancreatic duct, which makes conservative methods ineffective, and in the presence of suspected malignancy, procedures including resection are performed.
S-type plastic stents have proven to be safe and efficient for the treatment of pancreatic duct strictures by EPS [12, 13, 19, 20].
In addition, the CHA anomaly was reported to sometimes pass through the pancreatic head and running in front of the main pancreatic duct in those cases [19, 24, 25].
Thompson, "Progressive loss of pancreatic function in chronic pancreatitis is delayed by main pancreatic duct decompression: A longitudinal prospective analysis of the modified puestow procedure," Annals of Surgery, vol.
A 49-year-old male with a history of alcoholism, chronic pancreatitis with pancreatic duct stenting, and newly diagnosed diabetes mellitus type II was admitted to our hospital for abdominal pain, melena, nausea, and vomiting in the setting of necrotizing pancreatitis and blood loss anemia with a hemoglobin count of 6.6 g/dL.
Pancreatic carcinoma was diagnosed on the basis of one of the following (1) ill-defined hypoechoic mass having reduced vascularity on Doppler in comparison with normal pancreatic parenchyma, with dilated common bile duct (CBD) and/or pancreatic duct (Fig.
The ducts divided into the intercalary duct, intralobular duct, interlobular duct, and pancreatic duct (Fig.