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Pancreatic Branches of Anterior Superior Pancreaticoduodenal Artery
Cardiovascular System

Pancreatic Branches of Anterior Superior Pancreaticoduodenal Artery

Rami pancreatici arteriae pancreaticoduodenalis superioris anterioris

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Quick Facts

Origin: Anterior superior pancreaticoduodenal artery.

Course: Travel horizontally, to the left, into the head of the pancreas.

Branches: Small anastomotic branches.

Supplied Structures: Head of the pancreas.

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Origin

The anterior superior pancreaticoduodenal artery gives rise to a variable number of small pancreatic branches.

Course

The pancreatic branches leave the anterior superior pancreaticoduodenal artery and travel roughly horizontally, to the left, into the adjacent parenchyma of the head of the pancreas.

Branches

The pancreatic branches of the anterior superior pancreaticoduodenal artery anastomose with the pancreatic branches from the anterior inferior pancreaticoduodenal artery.

Supplied Structures

The pancreatic branches of the anterior superior pancreaticoduodenal artery supply the head of the pancreas.

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