Greater pancreatic artery

Greater pancreatic artery
Branches of the celiac artery
Details
SourceSplenic artery
Identifiers
Latinarteria pancreatica magna
TA98A12.2.12.045
TA24244
FMA14792
Anatomical terminology

In human anatomy, the greater pancreatic artery (great pancreatic artery or arteria pancreatica magna), is the largest artery that supplies the pancreas. It arises from the splenic artery.[citation needed]

Clinical relevance

Rarely, the greater pancreatic artery can rupture as a complication of chronic pancreatitis; this is often fatal.

See also


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