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Pancreas - histology slide

This is a histology slide of the pancreas. The exocrine pancreas is a serous gland in which the secretory acini are arranged in lobules.The acini are lined by trapezoidal columnar epithelium and have small central lumen and basal nuclei. Ducts have a larger lumen and are lined by a single layer of columnar epithelium. In the endocrine pancreas islets of Langerhans consist of clusters of palely eosinophilic polygonal cells.

Histology image descriptions and photography by Frank N. Miller, M.D.; histology image courtesy of Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.

 

 

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