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- The exocrine pancreas consists of tubuloacinar glands.
- A single layer of pyramidal shaped cells forms the secretory acini.
- The apical cytoplasm (towards the lumen of the acini) is filled with secretory vesicles containing the precursors of digestive enzymes.
- The first portion of the duct system extends into the centre of the acini, which is lined by small centroacinar cells.
- These cells form the first part of intercalated ducts.
- Intercalated ducts are lined by low columnar or cuboidal epithelium.
- They empty into interlobular ducts, which are lined by a columnar epithelium.
- Interlobular ducts in turn empty into the main pancreatic duct (of Wirsung), which is lined by a tall columnar epithelium.
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