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neck of pancreas

 

Definition: segment of pancreas, approximately 2 cm long, connecting head and body of pancreas; it intervenes between the duodenum anteriorly and the junction of the splenic and superior mesenteric veins, forming the beginning of the portal vein, posteriorly.

Synonym(s): collum pancreaticusTA

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