dorsal pancreatic artery


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dor·sal pan·cre·at·ic ar·ter·y

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origin, proximal part of splenic artery; distribution, passes inferiorly to neck of pancreas (partially embedded in the pancreas) to supply head and body of pancreas; anastomosis, superior pancreaticoduodenal.
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The body and tail of the pancreas are supplied by branches of the splenic artery, including the dorsal pancreatic artery.

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