Dorsal pancreatic artery

Last revised by Travis Fahrenhorst-Jones on 14 Aug 2023

The dorsal pancreatic artery is a branch of the splenic artery that supplies the pancreas. It arises from the proximal splenic artery and descends a short distance to run along the posterior margin of the pancreas where it divides in to left and right branches.

Variant anatomy

The dorsal pancreatic artery may arise from the superior mesenteric artery or celiac trunk 3.

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