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Author: Mikael Häggström [notes 1]


On this resource, the following formatting is used for comprehensiveness:

  • Minimal depth
  • (Moderate depth)
  • ((Comprehensive))
Upper limits of pancreas weight[1][notes 2]
Patient age Men Women
<20 years 115g 80g
21-30 years 115g 125g
31-40 years 155g 140g
41-50 years 155g 110g
51-60 years 175g 125g
>60 years 160g 110g
Overall 160g 120g

In autopsy

Inspect the pancreas regarding color and consistency. ((Separate it and measure its dimensions.))

Cut it in consecutive short axis slices.[notes 3] Note the appearance of the parenchyma (and the size of the duct).

Microscopic examination

Look for tumors. Further information: Evaluation of tumors


  1. For a full list of contributors, see article history. Creators of images are attributed at the image description pages, seen by clicking on the images. See Patholines:Authorship for details.
  2. Upper limit is calculated as mean plus 2 standard deviations.
  3. The pancreas may also be cut in the longitudinal plane.

Main page


  1. Kin, Tatsuya; Murdoch, Travis B.; Shapiro, A. M. James; Lakey, Jonathan R. T. (2017). "Estimation of Pancreas Weight from Donor Variables ". Cell Transplantation 15 (2): 181–185. doi:10.3727/000000006783982133. ISSN 0963-6897.