A dilation of the duodenal papilla that is the opening of the juncture of the common bile duct and the main pancreatic duct. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ampulla_of_Vater ]

Synonyms: ampulla of Vater biliaropancreatic ampulla ampulla biliaropancreatica papilla Vateri Vater's ampulla ampulla of bile duct

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Term information

database cross reference


latin term
ampulla biliaropancreatica [ FMA:TA FMA:15076 ]

depicted by


external definition

Ampulla formed by the union of the pancreatic duct and the common bile duct where they enter the intestine.[TAO]

has related synonym

papilla duodeni major

ampulla Vaterii

ampulla hepatopancreatica