Pancreas divisum

Case contributed by Dr Omar Bashir

D: duodenum, CBD: common bile duct, MPD: main pancreatic duct, Maj. P: major papilla

Min. P: minor papilla, VD: ventral duct

Case Discussion

Pancreas divisum is the commonest variant of pancreatic ducts. It results from failure of fusion of dorsal and ventral pancreatic anlages. As a result, the dorsal pancreatic duct (forming the main pancreatic duct) drains most of the pancreatic glandular parenchyma via the minor papilla. The small ventral duct unites with the CBD and drains at the major papilla.

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Case information

rID: 17600
Published: 28th Apr 2012
Last edited: 11th Mar 2016
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