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Uncinate process of pancreas

Other Terms: Lesser pancreas, Processus uncinatus (Pancreas), Winslow's pancreas, Processus uncinatus pancreatis

Description

The uncinate process of the pancreas passes posteriorly to the superior mesenteric vessels. It is formed from the embryonic ventral pancreatic bud. It is a protuberance located at the left lateral borders of the pancreas.

Latin

Processus uncinatus pancreatis

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