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accessory pancreatic duct


Definition: the excretory duct of the head of the pancreas formed from the proximal part of the duct of the embryonic dorsal pancreatic bud, that opens independently into the duodenum at the lesser duodenal papilla.

Synonym(s): ductus pancreaticus accessoriusTA, Bernard canal, Bernard duct, ductus dorsopancreaticus, Santorini canal, Santorini duct

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