The inferior pancreaticoduodenal artery branches from the superior mesenteric artery or from its first intestinal branch, opposite the upper border of the inferior part of the duodenum.
It runs between the head of the pancreas and the lesser curvature of the duodenum and then ascends to anastomose with the anterior and posterior branches of the superior pancreaticoduodenal artery.
It distributes branches to the head of the pancreas and to the descending and inferior parts of the duodenum.
- pancreas at The Anatomy Lesson by Wesley Norman (Georgetown University)
This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.