Abstract

Recently, various reduction resections of the pancreas have been performed. The vascular anatomy of the pancreas is unique and complicated, it is therefore especially important for surgeons to understand it.

Copyright © 2007 S. Karger AG, Basel

The vascular anatomy of the pancreas is unique, and complicated compared with other organs. Only surgeons with sufficient knowledge pf the vascular anatomy of the pancreas should perform reduction surgery. In this paper, the vascular anatomy of the pancreas together with its embryological and anatomical development and implications for reduction surgery is documented.

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