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Greater pancreatic artery

Artery: Greater pancreatic artery
Branches of the celiac artery.
Latin arteria pancreatica magna
Gray's subject #154 606
Source splenic artery
Dorlands/Elsevier a_61/12155388

In human anatomy, the arteria pancreatica magna, also great pancreatic artery and greater pancreatic artery, is the largest blood vessel that supplies oxygenated blood to the pancreas and arises from the splenic artery.[1]


The arteria pancreatica magna can rupture as a complication of chronic pancreatitis.[2] If this very rare event happens it is often fatal.[3]


  1. ^ Stedman's Medical Dictionary. URL: Accessed on March 22, 2006.
  2. ^ Salmassi S. Pancreatica magna aneurysm: rupture into the pancreatic duct. South Med J. 1983 Dec;76(12):1565-7. PMID 6606231.
  3. ^ Lunetta P, Penttila A, Salovaara R, Sajantila A. Sudden death due to rupture of the arteria pancreatica magna: a complication of an immature pseudocyst in chronic pancreatitis. Int J Legal Med. 2002 Feb;116(1):43-6. PMID 11924708.

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