Ampulla of Vater
Grossing ampullary tumors

Author: Hanni Gulwani, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 24 February 2016, last major update November 2012

Copyright: (c) 2003-2016,, Inc.

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Definition / General
Definition / General
  • Ink pancreatic duct and common bile duct margins, also retroperitoneal margin
  • Probe common bile duct and pancreatic duct, and section along plane of both probes
  • Should examine at least 12 lymph nodes in a pancreaticoduodenectomy specimen