Gross Anatomy of the Pancreas

  • Parviz M. Pour
  • Yoichi Konishi
  • Günter Klöppel
  • Daniel S. Longnecker


The pancreas is a soft, pale-yellow, coarsely lobulated organ 12–20 cm in length, 3–5 cm in width, and 1–3 cm in thickness, weighing 60–125 g in adults [l–3].


Pancreatic Duct Main Pancreatic Duct Superior Mesenteric Vein Uncinate Process Main Duct 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Parviz M. Pour
    • 1
  • Yoichi Konishi
    • 2
  • Günter Klöppel
    • 3
  • Daniel S. Longnecker
    • 4
  1. 1.The Eppley Institute for Research in Cancer; Department of Pathology and MicrobiologyUniversity of Nebraska Medical CenterOmahaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Oncological Pathology, Cancer CenterNara Medical CollegeKashihara, NaraJapan
  3. 3.Department of Pathology, Academy Hospital JetteFree University of BrusselsBrusselsBelgium
  4. 4.Department of PathologyDartmouth Medical SchoolHanoverUSA

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