Figure 1722

Photomicrograph of the pancreas. This H&E-stained specimen shows a number of pancreatic lobules separated by connective tissue septa that are continuous with the thin surrounding capsule of the gland. The pancreatic lobules consist largely of the exocrine acini and their intralobular duct system. Most of the lobules exhibit small, round, lighter-staining profiles, which are the islets of Langerhans (arrows). Adjacent to the lobules, at the lower left, is a large Interlobular duct that serves the exocrine pancreas. x25.

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