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USIDMS Pancreas

What are the four anatomic areas of the pancreas? head, neck, body, tail
The pancreas atrophies with age, true or false? true
What is the largest portion of the pancreas? body
What is the name of the duct that travels the length of the pancreas to meet the CBD? Duct of Wirsung
What is the name of the accessory duct that drains the upper portion of the head? Duct of Santorini
The pancreas is what type of gland? endocrine and exocrine
The endocrine portion of the pancreas is made up of what types of cells? alpha, beta, delta
What lab value increases with severe diabetes? glucose
This lab value decreases with hepatitis and cirrhosis, but increases with pancreatic cancer lipase
What pathology usually consists of pancreatic juice, blood, and debris that has been encapsulated due to trauma? Pancreatic Pseudocyst
What is the rare benign mass of the pancreas that is often seen in the tail and is more common in females? Pancreatic Cystadenoma
This portion of the pancreas sits directly anterior to the PV confluence neck
What is the name of the posterior medial projection of pancreatic tissue? uncinate process
What is the normal length measurement of the pancreas? 15 cm long (about)
What is the exocrine function of the pancreas? digestion
These cells aid in intestinal digestion acini
The venous blood of the pancreas consists of what? SMV, SV
The pancreas is slightly more echogenic than the liver, true or false? true
Pathology where the vessels rupture and lead to the destruction of pancreatic tissue Hemmorrhagic Pancreatitis
This cystic mass is slow growing with thick walls/septations Pancreatic Cystadenocarcinoma
Created by: krwulff