Splenic artery

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The splenic artery is a branch of the celiac trunk in the abdominal cavity. It has a winding course to the left, along the superior border of the pancreas, and gives several branches to the pancreas before entering the lienorenal ligament and the hilum of the spleen. The splenic artery also gives short gastric arteries to the fundus of the stomach and the left gastroepiploic artery, which supplies the greater curvature of the stomach and greater omentum, before anastomosing with the right gastroepiploic artery.