Pancreas A gland about 6 inches long Shaped like a thin pear lying on its side. The wider end of the pancreas is called the head, Middle section is called the body, Narrow end is called the tail. The pancreas lies behind the stomach and in front of the spine. It cannot be felt during a physical exam Located behind other organs like the stomach, liver, spleen, gallbladder, and small intestine.

by Trisha Mahtani 05/13/2011