Splenic artery

Dr Craig Hacking and Dr Donna D'Souza et al.

The splenic artery is one of three branches coeliac trunk and supplies the spleen as well as large parts of the stomach and pancreas.

The splenic artery is one of the terminal branches of the coeliac trunk, passing from the coeliac axis toward the splenic hilum, travelling superiorly to the pancreas with the splenic vein inferoposteriorly before entering the splenorenal ligament.  

Near the splenic hilum the splenic artery divides into superior and inferior terminal branches, with each terminal branch further dividing into four to six intrasplenic segmental branches. 

  • separate origin from the abdominal aorta rather than the coelic trunk (~8%)
Anatomy: Abdominopelvic
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rID: 5169
Section: Anatomy
Tags: cases, cases
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    Figure 1: annotated angiogram
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    Case 1: separate origin from the abdominal aorta
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