Duct of Wirsung

  • Major pancreatic duct.
  • Duct joining the pancreas to the common bile duct.
  • Pancreatic duct joins the common bile duct just prior to the ampulla of Vater and opens to second part of the duodenum
  • Accessory pancreatic duct is called – Duct of Santorini.
  • Most common cause for obstruction is – gallstones in the common bile duct

Pancreatic duct and biliary tree

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J. Guntau at German Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0 <http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/>, via Wikimedia Commons

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