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Medical Term:

dorsal pancreatic artery


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.

Synonym(s): arteria pancreatica dorsalisTA, great superior pancreatic artery

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