ABCs Series Education Fact Sheets

ABCs of: Surgical Anatomy of the Pancreas

A quick reference guide on the surgical anatomy of the pancreas.

Home > Resources > Fact Sheets > ABCs of: Surgical Anatomy of the Pancreas



  1. Suzan AES, Sandeep M. Physiology, Pancreas. StatPearls [Internet]. 2022 May [cited 2023 March 11]. Available from:
  2. Arthur FD II, Anne MRA. Clinically Oriented Anatomy. 8th ed. Philadelphia; Wolters Kluwer; 2018. 4p. 
  3. Saurabh ST, Ryan Z, Michael Y. Anatomy, Abdomen and Pelvis, Pancreas. StatPearls [Internet]. 2022 July [cited 2023 March 4]. Available from:,of%20the%20pancreas%20is%20short.
  4. Longnecker DS. Anatomy and Histology of the Pancreas [Internet]. Department of Pathology, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Lebanon, NH: 2021 [cited 2023 March 4]. Available from:
  5. Hruban RH, Pitman MB, Klimstra DS. Fascicle Tumors of the Pancreas [Internet]. Washington DC: UptoDate; [updates 2023; cited 2023 March 4]. Surgical Anatomy of the Pancreas. Available from:
  6. Shi C, Liu E. Pathobiology of Human Disease[Internet]. USA: Elsevier; 2014. Figure 2, Pancreaticoduodenal junction composed of the head of the pancreas containing the distal common bile duct and the main pancreatic duct and the second portion of the duodenum containing the ampulla of Vater and the major duodenal papilla; [cited 2023 March 4]; Available from:
  7. Ahmed T, Mujtaba B, Ramani N, Patel A, Morani A. The Postoperative Pancreas Imaging. Journal of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology [Internet]. 2022 March 6;3. Figure 2, Illustration of the normal arterial supply of the pancreas; [cited 2023 March 4]; [about 1 screen]. Available from:


Content – Timothy ; Design – Janelle (SIGMUM Committee of 2023/2024)



The information on this website, related documents and graphics are meant for students and professionals in healthcare settings and is not a substitute for professional medical advice in terms of diagnosis and treatment.