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Encyclopedia > Dorsal pancreatic artery
Artery: Pancreatic branches of splenic artery
Latin rami pancreatici arteriae splenicae
Source splenic artery
Dorlands/Elsevier r_02/12691397

The pancreatic branches are numerous small vessels derived from the splenic artery as it runs behind the upper border of the pancreas, supplying its body and tail. Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... Branches of the celiac artery. ... Elseviers logo. ... Branches of the celiac artery. ... The pancreas is an organ in the digestive and endocrine system that serves two major functions: exocrine (producing pancreatic juice containing digestive enzymes) and endocrine (producing several important hormones, including insulin). ...


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 arteria pancreatica magna.


These vessels anastomose with the pancreatic branches of the pancreaticoduodenal and superior mesenteric arteries.


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