- Accessory pancreatic duct
Accessory pancreatic duct The pancreatic duct. Latin ductus pancreaticus accessorius Gray's subject #251 1203
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.
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.
Anatomy of torso, digestive system: accessory digestive glands (TA A05.8–9, TH H3.04.05-07, GA 11.1188) LiverHepatocyte · Hepatic stellate cell · Kupffer cell Biliary tract Pancreas
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