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Wirsung's duct

Alternative eponyms

  • Duct of Wirsung
  • Ductus pancreaticus Wirsungi
  • Ductus Wirsungianus
  • Wirsung's canal

Related people

The excretory duct of the pancreas into the duodenum.

Description

The excretory duct of the pancreas into the duodenum.

Bibliography

  • J. G. Wirsung:
    Figura ductus cuiusdam cum multiplicibus suis ramulis nuiter in pancreate a Jo. Georg Wirs√ľng phil. et med. D. in diuersis corporibus humanis observati. Padua, 1642.

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