Head of pancreas
|Head of pancreas|
|1: Head of pancreas|
2: Uncinate process of pancreas
3: Pancreatic notch
4: Body of pancreas
5: Anterior surface of pancreas
6: Inferior surface of pancreas
7: Superior margin of pancreas
8: Anterior margin of pancreas
9: Inferior margin of pancreas
10: Omental tuber
11: Tail of pancreas
|Gray's||subject #251 1200|
The head of pancreas is flattened from before backward, and is lodged within the curve of the duodenum.
Its upper border is overlapped by the superior part of the duodenum and its lower overlaps the horizontal part; its right and left borders overlap in front, and insinuate themselves behind, the descending and ascending parts of the duodenum respectively.
- head+of+pancreas at eMedicine Dictionary
- SUNY Figs 37:05-13 - "The lesser peritoneal sac. "
- SUNY Figs 38:06-09 - "The gallbladder and extrahepatic bile ducts."
- SUNY Anatomy Image 7984
- Diagram at upstate.edu
- Roche Lexicon - illustrated navigator, at Elsevier 36067.019-1
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