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major duodenal papilla


Definition: point of opening of the common bile duct and pancreatic duct into the duodenum; it is located posteriorly in the descending part of the duodenum.

Synonym(s): papilla duodeni majorTA, bile papilla, papilla of Vater, Santorini major caruncle

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