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Vater's tubercle

Alternative eponyms

  • Papilla duodeni Santorini
  • Santorini's caruncula
  • Santorini's major caruncula

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A small elevation at the site of the opening of the conjoined common bile duct and pancreatic duct into the lumen of the duodenum.

Description

A small elevation at the site of the opening of the conjoined common bile duct and pancreatic duct into the lumen of the duodenum.

Bibliography

  • A. Vater:
    Dissertatio anatomica quo novum bilis diceticulum circa orificum ductus choledochi ut et valvulosam colli vesicae felleae constructionem ad disceptandum proponit.
    Wittenbergae, lit. Gerdesianus, 1720.
  • G. D. Santorini:
    Observationes anatomicae. Venetiis, apud J. B. Recurti, 1724; Leiden, 1939.

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