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Splenic Artery : How To Remember Easily ?

  • SSplenic Artery originates from the celiac trunk.
  • PProximal to the spleen, it gives off the short gastric arteries.
  • LLeft-sided, it courses along the superior border of the pancreas.
  • EEnters the splenic hilum and divides into multiple branches.
  • NNotably, one branch is the dorsal pancreatic artery.
  • IImportant for supplying the spleen with oxygenated blood.
  • CCrucial for maintaining the spleen’s functions, including immune responses.
  • AAnastomoses with the left gastroepiploic artery and short gastric arteries.
  • RRelevant in cases of splenic trauma or when performing splenic artery embolization.
  • TTerminal branches include the pancreatic branches.
  • EEssential for the vascular supply of the spleen.
  • RRemember its course and branches for clinical applications.
  • YYes, it’s a vital vessel in the abdominal circulatory system.


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