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|A diagram of the biliary system. Note that the ampulla of Vater is behind the major duodenal papilla.|
|The major duodenal papilla, seen on duodenoscopy at the time of ERCP. This is the protrusion of the ampulla of Vater into the duodenum.|
|Latin||Ampulla hepatopancreatica, ampulla Vaterii|
The ampulla of Vater, also known as the hepatopancreatic ampulla or the hepatopancreatic duct, is formed by the union of the pancreatic duct and the common bile duct. The ampulla is specifically located at the major duodenal papilla.
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