Body of pancreas

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Body of pancreas
Illu pancreas duodenum.jpg
Latin Corpus pancreatis
Gray's p.1201
Anatomical terminology

The body of pancreas is the largest part of the pancreas and located between the neck and tail of the pancreas.

The body of pancreas is located at the same level as the transpyloric plane.[1]

The body of pancreas is somewhat prismatic in shape, and has three surfaces: anterior, posterior, and inferior.


  1. ^ Bålens ytanatomi (surface anatomy). Godfried Roomans, Mats Hjortberg and Anca Dragomir. Institution for Anatomy, Uppsala. 2008.

This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.

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