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Pancreatic duct: Quiz


Question 1: The pancreatic duct, or duct of Wirsung (also, the Major pancreatic duct due to the existence of an accessory pancreatic duct), is a duct joining the pancreas to the common bile duct to supply pancreatic juices which aid in ________ provided by the "exocrine pancreas".
Endocrine systemDigestionImmune systemStomach

Question 2: Compression, obstruction or inflammation of the pancreatic duct may lead to ________.
Crohn's diseaseAcute pancreatitisAscending cholangitisHepatitis

Question 3: The pancreatic duct joins the common bile duct just prior to the ampulla of Vater, after which both ducts perforate the medial side of the second portion of the ________ at the major duodenal papilla.
StomachDuodenumSmall intestineHuman gastrointestinal tract

Question 4: The most common cause for obstruction is choledocholithiasis, or ________ in the common bile duct.
GallstoneHepatitisCholecystitisAscending cholangitis

Question 5: Pancreatic ductal carcinoma is a common form of ________.
CholangiocarcinomaPancreatic cancerIslet cell carcinomaICD-10 Chapter II: Neoplasms

Question 6: A gallstone may get lodged in the constricted distal end of the ampulla of Vater, where it blocks the flow of both ________ and pancreatic juice into the duodenum.
SecretinDigestionBileHuman gastrointestinal tract


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