The splenic artery gives off branches to the stomach and pancreas before reaching the spleen.
|branch to the pancreas||Multiple branches serving the pancreas. The largest is the arteria pancreatica magna|
|short gastric||upper part of greater curvature of the stomach|
|left gastroepiploic||middle of greater curvature of the stomach|
Note that the branches of the splenic artery do not reach all the way to the lower part of the greater curvature of the stomach. Instead, that region is supplied by the right gastroepiploic artery, a branch of the gastroduodenal artery. The two gastroepiploic arteries anastomose with each other at that point.
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