Intrapancreatic course of the splenic artery with combined pancreatic anomalies

OZAN H. , Önderoglu S.

Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy, vol.19, no.6, pp.409-411, 1997 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/bf01628511
  • Title of Journal : Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy
  • Page Numbers: pp.409-411
  • Keywords: pancreas, splenic artery, pancreatic ducts, developmental anatomy


In a 47-year-old male cadaver the splenic artery traveled partially through the substance of the pancreas. Additionally, the pancreas was apparently large and had an unusual shape; the neck of the organ could not be differentiated; the uncinate processus was absent; two pancreatic ducts were present. The probable reason for this combined anomaly was abnormal fusion of the ventral and dorsal pancreatic buds due to different levels of origin.