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Santorini's minor caruncle

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The site of the opening of the accessory pancreatic duct into the duodenum.

Description

The site of the opening of the accessory pancreatic duct into the duodenum, located anterior to and slightly superior to the major papilla.

Santorinis major caruncle is entered as Vater's tubercle.

Bibliography

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

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