Describe the embryologic formation of the pancreas.
Formed by two outpouchings of the primitive gut: the dorsal pancreas (originates from duodenum) & the ventral pancreas (originates from hepatic diverticulum, which originates from duodenum)
The ventral pancreas rotates along with the primitive gut and fuses with the dorsal compartment.
- The ventral pancreas forms the uncinate process & the inferior portion of the head
- The dorsal pancreas forms the remainder