hepatopancreatic ampulla

hepatopancreatic ampulla
ampulla hepatopancreatica [TA] the dilatation formed by junction of the common bile duct and pancreatic duct just before they open together into the lumen of the duodenum; called also biliaropancreatic a., ampulla biliaropancreatica [TA alternative], and a. of Vater.

Ampulla hepatopancreatica (hepatopancreatic ampulla), receiving the common bile and pancreatic ducts and entering the duodenum at the major duodenal papilla.

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