Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy

, Volume 10, Issue 1, pp 77–82 | Cite as

Anatomicosurgical segments of the human pancreas

  • A. C. Busnardo
  • L. J. A. DiDio
  • N. R. Thomford
Original Articles

Summary

Two anatomicosurgical segments of the human pancreas were recognized in 30 corrosion casts after injection of the pancreatic arteries thus confirming prior anatomico-surgical studies. The right (cephalocervical) and the left (corporocaudate) segments of the pancreas are separated by a paucivascular area. They are linked by the pancreatic duct and often by a single, small artery, which may be a branch of the gastroduodenal, gastroepiploic (gastromental), or dorsal pancreatic artery. Both segments are suitable for segmental pancreas transplantation.

Key words

Pancreas Pancreatic segments Anatomicosurgical segments Pancreatic segmental transplantation 

Segmentation anatomochirurgicale du pancréas humain

Résumé

L'étude de 30 pièces d'injection-corrosion a permis de reconnaître dans le pancréas humain 2 segments anatomochirurgicaux, confirmant ainsi les études antérieures. Le segment droit (cervicocéphalique) et le segment gauche (corporéocaudal) sont séparés par aire paucivasculaire. Ils sont reliés par le canal pancréatique et souvent par une petite artère, qui peut être une branche de la gastroduodénale, de la gastroépiploïque ou de l'artère pancréatique dorsale. Ces 2 segments sont utilisables pour une transplantation pancréatique segmentaire.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. C. Busnardo
    • 1
  • L. J. A. DiDio
    • 2
  • N. R. Thomford
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryMedical College of OhioToledoUSA
  2. 2.Department of AnatomyMedical College of OhioToledoUSA

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