Uncinate process of pancreas

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Uncinate process of pancreas
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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
12: Duodenum
Latin processus uncinatus pancreatis
Gray's subject #251 1200
Dorlands/Elsevier p_34/12667716

In the head of the pancreas, the angle of junction of the lower and left lateral borders forms a prolongation, termed the uncinate process.

During the embryonic development of the distal foregut, the dorsal and ventral pancreatic bud fuses after the stomach rotates. The dorsal pancreatic bud becomes the head, body and tail of the pancreas and the the ventral pancreatic forms the uncinate process.

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