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Laboratory 39. Intestines and Pancreas
Step 10. Structures Posterior to the Pancreas

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The tributaries to this vein are the short gastric veins and left gastroepiploic vein, which pass to the splenic vein within the gastrolienal ligament, numerous small pancreatic branches, and the inferior mesenteric vein, which empties into the splenic vein posterior to the neck of the pancreas.

The splenic vein ends posterior to the head of the pancreas by joining the superior mesenteric vein to form the portal vein (Figure 39.4).

Links and References:
Grant's: 2.64B, 2.53
Netter (1ed.): 294, 295 (2ed.): 290, 291
Rohen/Yokochi: 282