Embryology of the pancreatic duct system.

  title={Embryology of the pancreatic duct system.},
  author={Terumi Kamisawa and Morio Koike and Atsutake Okamoto},
  volume={60 2},
BACKGROUND/AIMS It has been suggested that the distal portion of the dorsal pancreatic duct and the ventral pancreatic duct usually merge into the main pancreatic duct, and the proximal portion of the dorsal pancreatic duct becomes the accessory pancreatic duct. In this study, we investigated the embryology of the accessory pancreatic duct roentgenographically and immunohistochemically. METHODS/RESULTS The accessory pancreatic duct shows two different patterns in pancreatograms: the long and… CONTINUE READING

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