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accessory pancreas


Definition: a detached portion of pancreatic tissue, usually the uncinate process (part of head of the pancreas), and hence most often found in the vicinity of the head, but which may occur within the gut wall (stomach or duodenum).

Synonym(s): pancreas accessoriumTA

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