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Arteries of Spleen
Cardiovascular System

Arteries of Spleen

Arteriae splenis

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Description

The splenic artery divides into superior and inferior branches at the hilum of the spleen. Occasionally, it divides into three branches. These arteries then divide into segmental branches and supply specific regions of the spleen.

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