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Accessory pancreatic duct or the Duct ofSantoriniopens into the duodenum about 2.5 cm. above the duodenal papilla. It receives the ducts from the lower part of the head,Pancreatic ducts
Pancreas is a Retroperitoneal organ!!!!
Both superior mesenteric artery and vein pass anteriorly to the uncinate process .
Splenic vein moves at the at the posterior aspect of the pancreas & unites with superior mesenteric vein to form the portal vein which lie behind the neck of pancreas.
The splenic artery lie at the upper border of the pancreas.Blood vessels related to pancreas
Direct imaging involves invasive radiologic procedures, which include:
operative pancreatography.Imaging Modalities of pancreasimaging of the pancreas can be divided into two categories
How can you identify the pancreas at US?
The body of the pancreas is usually found anterior to the splenic vein. In some patients however, body habitus and bowel gas may limit complete visualization.
>Pancreatic Diseases--Acute gallstone pancreatitis--Recurrent acute pancreatitis--Chronic pancreatitis--Pancreatic pseudocyst, abcess--Pancreatic tumors
Cannulation of the major duodenal papilla and injection of contrast material reveals only a short segment of the main pancreatic duct
Cannulation of the minor duodenal papilla and opacification of the dorsal pancreatic duct