Greater pancreatic artery

In human anatomy, the greater pancreatic artery (great pancreatic artery or arteria pancreatica magna), is the largest artery that supplies the pancreas. It arises from the splenic artery.

Greater pancreatic artery
Branches of the celiac artery
SourceSplenic artery
LatinArteria pancreatica magna
Anatomical terminology

Clinical relevance

Rarely, the greater pancreatic artery can rupture as a complication of chronic pancreatitis;[1] this is often fatal.[2]

See also


  1. Salmassi, Sadegh (1983). "Pancreatica Magna Aneurysm". Southern Medical Journal. 76 (12): 1565–7. doi:10.1097/00007611-198312000-00028. PMID 6606231.
  2. Lunetta, P.; Penttilä, A.; Salovaara, R.; Sajantila, A. (2002). "Sudden death due to rupture of the arteria pancreatica magna: A complication of an immature pseudocyst in chronic pancreatitis". International Journal of Legal Medicine. 116 (1): 43–6. doi:10.1007/s004140100247. PMID 11924708.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
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