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Pancreatic Branches of Splenic Artery
Cardiovascular System

Pancreatic Branches of Splenic Artery

Rami pancreatici arteriae splenicae

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Quick Facts

Origin: Splenic artery.

Course: Branches emerge along the course of the splenic artery and pass inferiorly into the parenchyma of the body and tail of the pancreas.

Branches: Dorsal, greater, and inferior pancreatic arteries, artery of tail of pancreas.

Supplied Structures: Pancreas (body and tail).

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Origin

Several pancreatic branches arise along the course of the splenic artery.

Course

As the splenic artery passes to the left, along the superior edge of the pancreas, it gives several inferior branches that penetrate the parenchyma of the body and tail of the organ.

Branches

The pancreatic branches of the splenic artery include a dorsal pancreatic artery, greater pancreatic artery, inferior pancreatic artery, and artery of tail of the pancreas.

Supplied Structures

The pancreatic branches of the splenic artery supply the body and tail of the pancreas.

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