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hepatopancreatic ampulla


Definition: the dilation within the major duodenal papilla that normally receives both the (common) bile duct and the main pancreatic duct.

Synonym(s): ampulla hepatopancreaticaTA, ampulla biliaropancreatica, biliaropancreatic ampulla, ampulla of Vater, duodenal ampulla2

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