Imaging Studies

Advances in thin-section helical CT have improved the ability to demonstrate precise pancreatic anatomy. With proper intravenous contrast enhancement techniques, small vessels around the pancreas can readily be shown in most patients.11-16 The relationships between the pancreas and surrounding structure and organs are easily defined. However, nerve plexi, lymphatic vessels, and normal lymph nodes are still not regularly defined with current imaging technology. In this section, I define the anatomy of the pancreas and peripancreatic vessels based on the vascular anatomy as seen on thin-section helical CT.

Essentials of Human Physiology

Essentials of Human Physiology

This ebook provides an introductory explanation of the workings of the human body, with an effort to draw connections between the body systems and explain their interdependencies. A framework for the book is homeostasis and how the body maintains balance within each system. This is intended as a first introduction to physiology for a college-level course.

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