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Encyclopedia > Major duodenal papilla
Major duodenal papilla
Interior of the descending portion of the duodenum, showing bile papilla.
The pancreatic duct.
Latin papilla duodeni major
Dorlands/Elsevier p_03/12610350

The common bile duct and the pancreatic duct together perforate the medial side of the second portion of the duodenum obliquely, some 7 to 10 cm. below the pylorus, forming a structure called the major duodenal papilla. The accessory pancreatic duct sometimes pierces it about 2 cm. above and slightly in front of these. Image File history File links Gray1057. ... Image File history File links Gray1100. ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... Elseviers logo Elsevier, the worlds largest publisher of medical and scientific literature, forms part of the Reed Elsevier group. ... Bile, which is synthesized in the liver, is carried to the right and left hepatic ducts, which converge to form the common hepatic duct. ... A duct joining the pancreas to the bile duct to supply pancreatic juice which aid in digestion provided by the exocrine pancreas. ... In anatomy of the digestive system, the duodenum is a hollow jointed tube connecting the stomach to the jejunum. ... From Greek pylorus; pyl- = gate, -orus = guard. ...


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