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Santorini's duct

Alternative eponyms

  • Bernard's duct (Claude Bernard)
  • Santorini's canal

Related people

The accessory (excretory) duct of the pancreas

Description

The accessory duct of the pancreas, a small duct draining a part of the head of the pancreas into the minor duodenal papilla

Bibliography

  • G. D. Santorini:
    Observationes anatomicae. Venetiis, apus J. B. Recurti, 1724; Leiden, 1939.

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