The pancreas can intimidate even the most experienced pathologist. The complexity of the anatomy of the pancreas and the importance of a good dissection in establishing the correct diagnosis make the arrival of a resected pancreas in the surgical pathology laboratory a particularly stressful event. This stress can, however, be greatly reduced if you familiarize yourself with a few basic aspects of the anatomy of the pancreas, and if you take a simple, logical approach to your dissection.
KeywordsBile Duct Common Bile Duct Distal Pancreatectomy Pancreatic Parenchyma Sharp Knife
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