Inferior pancreaticoduodenal artery

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Artery: Inferior pancreaticoduodenal artery
The celiac artery and its branches; the stomach has been raised and the peritoneum removed. (Inf. pan. duo. a. visible at lower left.)
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Inferior pancreaticoduodenal is at #12.
Latin arteriae pancreaticoduodenales inferiores
Gray's p.607
Source superior mesenteric artery
Vein Pancreaticoduodenal veins

The inferior pancreaticoduodenal artery is a branch of the superior mesenteric artery or from its first intestinal branch, opposite the upper border of the inferior part of the duodenum.

It courses to the right between the head of the pancreas and duodenum, and then ascends to anastomose with the anterior and posterior superior pancreaticoduodenal artery.

It distributes branches to the head of the pancreas and to the descending and inferior parts of the duodenum.

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This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.