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Encyclopedia > Splenic artery
Branches of the celiac artery. Lienal artery is an old term for splenic artery. The stomach is raised and inverted - compare with celiac artery branches stomach in situ.
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Branches of the celiac artery. Lienal artery is an old term for splenic artery. The stomach is raised and inverted - compare with celiac artery branches stomach in situ.

In anatomy, the splenic artery, in the past called the lienal artery, is the blood vessel that supplies oxygenated blood to the spleen. It branches from the celiac artery, follows a course superior to the pancreas and gives off branches to the stomach, among which is the left gastroepiploic artery, before reaching the spleen. celiac artery ... Anatomical drawing of the human muscles from the Encyclopédie. ... The arterial system The blood vessels are part of the circulatory system and function to transport blood throughout the body. ... Red blood cells (erythrocytes) are present in the blood and help carry oxygen to the rest of the cells in the body Blood is a circulating tissue composed of fluid plasma and cells (red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets). ... The spleen is a ductless, vertebrate gland that is not necessary for life but is closely associated with the circulatory system, where it functions in the destruction of old red blood cells and removal of other debris from the bloodstream, and also in holding a reservoir of blood. ... celiac artery ... Superior has various meanings: A superior is a person who has the authority to command another, as in a superior officer. See: Superior (function) In a hierarchical structure of any kind, a superior is higher in the hierarchy and thus closer to the apex than the subordinate ones. ... The pancreas is a retroperitoneal organ that serves two functions: exocrine - it produces pancreatic juice containing digestive enzymes endocrine - it produces several important hormones // Anatomy The pancreas is a retroperitoneal organ located posterior to the stomach on the posterior abdominal wall. ... In anatomy, the stomach (in ancient Greek στόμαχος) is an organ in the alimentary canal used to digest food. ...


Along its course, it is accompanied by a similarily named vein, the splenic vein, which drains into the portal vein. The portal vein is a major vein in the human body draining blood from the digestive system and its associated glands. ...


Splenic artery aneurysms are rare[1], but the third most common abdominal aneurysm[2] (after aneurysms of the abdominal aorta and iliac arteries). An aneurysm (or aneurism) (from Greek ανευρυσμα, a dilatation) is a localized dilation or ballooning of a blood vessel. ... AORTA can also mean always-on real-time access, referring to WAN computer networks. ... The Iliac artery is one of the large arteries supplying blood to the pelvis and legs. ...


Reference

  1. ^ Abbas MA, Stone WM, Fowl RJ, Gloviczki P, Oldenburg WA, Pairolero PC, Hallett JW, Bower TC, Panneton JM, Cherry KJ Splenic artery aneurysms: two decades experience at Mayo clinic. Ann Vasc Surg. 2002 Jul;16(4):442-9. PMID 12089631
  2. ^ Jamsheer NS, Malik M, Ruptured splenic artery aneurysm, URL: http://www.kfshrc.edu.sa/annals/215_216/01-094.htm, Accessed July 30, 2005.

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Henry Grays Anatomy of the Human Body, commonly known as Grays Anatomy, is an anatomy textbook widely regarded as a classic work on human anatomy. ... Henry Grays Anatomy of the Human Body, commonly known as Grays Anatomy, is an anatomy textbook widely regarded as a classic work on human anatomy. ...

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The ascending branches of the left colic artery forms anastomosis with the middle colic artery (a branch of the superior mesenteric artery) to form the marginal artery of Drummond.
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Splenic vein thrombosis is a disease where there is occlusion of the splenic vein by a thrombus.
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