Pancreatic branches of splenic artery

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Artery: Pancreatic branches of splenic artery
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Branches of the celiac artery
Latin Rami pancreatici arteriae splenicae
Source Splenic artery

The pancreatic branches are numerous small vessels derived from the splenic artery as it runs behind the upper border of the pancreas, supplying its body and tail.

One of these, larger than the rest, is sometimes given off near the tail of the pancreas; it runs from left to right near the posterior surface of the gland, following the course of the pancreatic duct, and is called the greater pancreatic artery.

These vessels anastomose with the pancreatic branches of the pancreaticoduodenal and superior mesenteric arteries.

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

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