The pancreas is an organ in the digestive system that serves two major functions: exocrine - it produces pancreatic juice containing digestive enzymes. endocrine - it produces several important hormones, including insulin. Anatomy The pancreas is located posterior to the stomach and in close association with the duodenum. In humans, the pancreas is a 6-10 inch elongated organ in the abdomen located retroperitoneal. It is often described as having three regions: a head, body and tail. ...
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Pancreatitis
... Pancreatitis is an inflammation of the pancreas. The pancreas is a large gland behind the stomach and close to the duodenum. The duodenum is the upper part of the small intestine. The pancreas secrete...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Pancreatic Islet Transplantation
... The pancreas, an organ about the size of a hand, is located behind the lower part of the stomach. It makes insulin and enzymes that help the body digest and use food. Spread all over the pancreas are ...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Pancreatic Cancer Treatment
... Recurrent pancreatic cancer is cancer that has recurred (come back) after it has been treated. The cancer may come back in the pancreas or in other parts of the body. Treatment of recurrent pancreatic...
Source: National Cancer Institute

   

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