Inferior pancreaticoduodenal artery

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Inferior pancreaticoduodenal artery
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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.
Details
Sourcesuperior mesenteric artery
VeinPancreaticoduodenal veins
Identifiers
Latinarteriae pancreaticoduodenales inferiores
TAA12.2.12.054
FMA14805
Anatomical terminology

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.

The inferior pancreaticoduodenal artery is a branch of the superior mesenteric artery. As soon as it branches, it divides into anterior and posterior branches. These run between the head of the pancreas and the lesser curvature of the duodenum. They then join (anastomose) with the anterior and posterior branches of the superior pancreaticoduodenal artery.[1]

It distributes branches to the head of the pancreas and to the ascending and inferior parts of the duodenum.[1]

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References[edit]

This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 607 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

  1. ^ a b Drake, Richard L.; Vogl, Wayne; Tibbitts, Adam W.M. Mitchell; illustrations by Richard; Richardson, Paul (2005). Gray's anatomy for students. Philadelphia: Elsevier/Churchill Livingstone. p. 299. ISBN 978-0-8089-2306-0.

External links[edit]

  • pancreas at The Anatomy Lesson by Wesley Norman (Georgetown University)