Greater pancreatic artery

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Artery: Greater pancreatic artery
Branches of the celiac artery
Latin Arteria pancreatica magna
Gray's p.606
Source Splenic artery

In human anatomy, the greater pancreatic artery (great pancreatic artery or arteria pancreatica magna), is the largest artery that supplies the pancreas. It arises from the splenic artery.[1]

Clinical relevance[edit]

Rarely, the greater pancreatic artery can rupture as a complication of chronic pancreatitis;[2] this is often fatal.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ greater+pancreatic+artery at eMedicine Dictionary
  2. ^ Salmassi S (December 1983). "Pancreatica magna aneurysm: rupture into the pancreatic duct". South. Med. J. 76 (12): 1565–7. doi:10.1097/00007611-198312000-00028. PMID 6606231. 
  3. ^ Lunetta P, Penttilä A, Salovaara R, Sajantila A (February 2002). "Sudden death due to rupture of the arteria pancreatica magna: a complication of an immature pseudocyst in chronic pancreatitis". Int. J. Legal Med. 116 (1): 43–6. doi:10.1007/s004140100247. PMID 11924708. =

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