Accessing a pancreaticoduodenectomy specimen through the bile duct. (A) Anterior view of a painted pancreaticoduodenectomy specimen. Posterior – black, anterior – blue, pancreatic transection margin – yellow, SMV-margin - red and SMA-margin - green. A probe is inserted in the lumen of the bile duct. (B) posterior view, (C) posterior view with the bile duct opened longitudinally, and (D) the pancreatic parenchyme accessed through the bile duct, visualizing the ampulla, the bile duct and parts of the pancreatic parenchyme, as well as parts of the margins.
Elebro and Jirström Diagnostic Pathology 2014 9:80 doi:10.1186/1746-1596-9-80