Front View of the Pancreas. The head of the pancreas is on the right side of the abdomen and is connected to the duodenum (the first section of the small intestine) through a small tube called the pancreatic duct. The narrow end of the pancreas, called the tail, extends to the left side of the body.
Anatomy of the Human Pancreas Explained With Labeled Diagrams The pancreas, that somewhat look like the head of a golf club, does the job of producing digestive juices. It can be divided into 4 parts―the head, neck, body, and the tail.
The pancreas is a soft, greyish-pink J-shaped glandular organ that lies in the abdominal region at the rear of the stomach. It is around 12 to 15 cm long and 4 cm wide, and sits across the lumbar spine.