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Pancreatic Veins
Cardiovascular System

Pancreatic Veins

Venae pancreaticae

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Quick Facts

Origin: Arises along the surface of the body and tail of the pancreas.

Course: Travels posteriorly to drain principally into the splenic vein.

Tributaries: None.

Drainage: Body and tail of the pancreas.

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Origin

The small pancreatic veins arise along the surface of the body and tail of the pancreas.

Course

The pancreatic veins typically travel posteriorly from the surface of the body and tail of the pancreas to drain into the splenic vein, which is embedded in the posterior surface of the pancreas.

Tributaries

There are no named tributaries.

Structures Drained

The pancreatic veins drain the body and tail of the pancreas.

List of Clinical Correlates

- Whipple procedure

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