Pancreatic branches of splenic artery
|Pancreatic branches of splenic artery|
Branches of the celiac artery
|Latin||Rami pancreatici arteriae splenicae|
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 superior and inferior pancreaticoduodenal artery that are given off by the gastroduodenal artery and superior mesenteric artery respectively.
There are four main pancreatic branches of the splenic artery:
- Greater pancreatic artery
- Dorsal pancreatic artery
- Inferior pancreatic artery (aka transverse pancreatic artery)
- Caudal pancreatic artery
- Casillas, Javier; Levi, Joe U. (2016). Multidisciplinary Teaching Atlas of the Pancreas. Heidelberg, Germany: Springer. pp. 63–64.
- Anatomy photo:38:05-0102 at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center
- Pancreas at The Anatomy Lesson by Wesley Norman (Georgetown University) (pancreasvessels)
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