Superior pancreaticoduodenal artery

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Artery: Superior pancreaticoduodenal artery
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The celiac artery and its branches; the stomach has been reflected superiorly and the peritoneum removed. (Superior pancreaticoduodenal labeled at center left.)
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Superior pancreaticoduodenal is at #11.
Latin arteria pancreaticoduodenalis superior
Gray's subject #154 605
Supplies duodenum, pancreas
Source gastroduodenal artery   
Vein pancreaticoduodenal veins

Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]



The superior pancreaticoduodenal artery descends between the contiguous margins of the duodenum and pancreas.

It is a branch of the gastroduodenal artery, which eventually comes from the celiac trunk.

It supplies both these organs, and anastomoses with the inferior pancreaticoduodenal branch of the superior mesenteric artery, and with the pancreatic branches of the splenic artery.

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This article was originally based on an entry from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy. As such, some of the information contained herein may be outdated. Please edit the article if this is the case, and feel free to remove this notice when it is no longer relevant.


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