Full Blood Supply to the Stomach and Pancreas Description
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The pancreas receives its blood supply from a few different sources: the head of the pancreas (the portion which is within the duodenum's concavity) is supplied by the superior mesenteric artery and the superior pancreaticoduodenal artery, both of which are located in the groove between the duodenum and the pancreas. The tail, body, and the neck of the pancreas receive their blood supply from the splenic artery's pancreatic branches. The largest of the pancreatic branches is the arteria pancreatica magna.