Accessory pancreatic duct


Accessory pancreatic duct
Accessory pancreatic duct
Gray1100.png
The pancreatic duct.
Latin ductus pancreaticus accessorius
Gray's subject #251 1203
1. Bile ducts: 2. Intrahepatic bile ducts, 3. Left and right hepatic ducts, 4. Common hepatic duct, 5. Cystic duct, 6. Common bile duct, 7. Ampulla of Vater, 8. Major duodenal papilla
9. Gallbladder, 10-11. Right and left lobes of liver. 12. Spleen.
13. Esophagus. 14. Stomach. Small intestine: 15. Duodenum, 16. Jejunum
17. Pancreas: 18: Accessory pancreatic duct, 19: Pancreatic duct.
20-21: Right and left kidneys (silhouette).
The anterior border of the liver is lifted upwards (brown arrow). Gallbladder with Longitudinal section, pancreas and duodenum with frontal one. Intrahepatic ducts and stomach in transparency.

Most people have just one pancreatic duct. However, some have an additional accessory pancreatic duct also called the Duct of Santorini, which connects straight to the duodenum at the minor duodenal papilla. Both these ducts connect to the second part (the vertical one) of the duodenum.

However, the Duct of Santorini, which bypasses the Ampulla of Vater, is non-functional whereas the Duct of Wirsung is functional and carries the digestive enzymes released by the pancreas.

In some cases, the main pancreatic duct is smaller than the accessory pancreatic duct and the two may not be connected. In such people, the accessory duct carries most of the pancreatic juice.

It is named for Giovanni Domenico Santorini.[1][2]

References

  1. ^ synd/3087 at Who Named It?
  2. ^ G. D. Santorini. Observationes anatomicae. Venetiis, apus J. B. Recurti, 1724

External links



Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • accessory pancreatic duct — n a duct of the pancreas that branches from the chief pancreatic duct and opens into the duodenum above it called also duct of Santorini * * * accessory duct of Santorini ductus pancreaticus accessorius …   Medical dictionary

  • accessory pancreatic duct — noun : duct of santorini …   Useful english dictionary

  • Accessory bile duct — An accessory bile duct is a conduit that transports bile and is considered to be supernumerary or auxiliary to the biliary tree.[1] It may be described by its location relative to the gallbladder as supravescicular[2] …   Wikipedia

  • Pancreatic duct — of Wirsung redirects here. For the pancreatic duct of Santorini, also known as the accessory pancreatic duct, see Accessory pancreatic duct. Pancreatic duct The pancreatic duct …   Wikipedia

  • pancreatic duct — n a duct connecting the pancreas with the intestine: a) the chief duct of the pancreas that runs from left to right through the body of the gland, passes out its neck, and empties into the duodenum either through an opening shared with the common …   Medical dictionary

  • duct of Santorini — duct of San·to·ri·ni .sant ə rē nē, .sänt n ACCESSORY PANCREATIC DUCT Santorini Giovanni Domenico (1681 1737) Italian anatomist. A professor of anatomy and medicine at Venice, Santorini published major works on anatomy in 1705 and 1724. In the… …   Medical dictionary

  • duct of santorini — ˌsantəˈrēnē, ˌsän Usage: usually capitalized S Etymology: after Giovanni D. Santorini died 1737? Italian anatomist : an accessory pancreatic duct branching from the duct of Wirsung and opening into the duodenum above the main duct …   Useful english dictionary

  • duct — A tubular structure giving exit to the secretion of a gland or organ, capable of conducting fluid. SEE ALSO: canal. SYN: ductus [TA]. [L. duco, pp. ductus, to lead] aberrant ducts SYN: aberrant ductules, under ductule …   Medical dictionary

  • Pancreatic serous cystadenoma — Classification and external resources Micrograph showing a pancreatic serous cystadenoma. H E stain. eMedic …   Wikipedia

  • Pancreatic mucinous cystic neoplasm — Classification and external resources Micrograph of a benign pancreatic mucinous cystic neoplasm. H E stain. Pancreatic mucinous cyst …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.