Lesser pancreas

Lesser pancreas --> uncinate process of pancreas

a portion of the head of the pancreas that hooks around posterior to the superior mesenteric vessels, sometimes into the nutcracker formed by the superior mesenteric artery and abdominal aorta.

Synonym: processus uncinatus pancreatis, lesser pancreas, pancreas minus, small pancreas, uncinate pancreas, unciform pancreas, willis pancreas, winslows pancreas.

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