Neck of pancreas

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Neck of pancreas
Illu pancreas duodenum.jpg
Neck not labeled, but visible between #1 and #3.
Details
Latin Collum pancreatis, cervix pancreatis
Identifiers
Gray's p.1201
Dorlands
/Elsevier
n_02/12559689
TA A05.9.01.005
FMA FMA:14517
Anatomical terminology

The neck of pancreas springs from the left upper portion of the front of the head.

It is about 2.5 cm. long, and is directed at first upward and forward, and then upward and to the left to join the body; it is somewhat flattened from above downward and backward.

Its antero-superior surface supports the pylorus; its postero-inferior surface is in relation with the commencement of the portal vein; on the right it is grooved by the gastroduodenal artery. It is at the same level as the transpyloric plane.

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