The pattern of the arterial supply of the pancreas in Anthropoid apes, catarrhine monkeys and platyrrhine monkeys

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Abstract

To get the full understanding of the arterial distribution to the pancreas, the analysis of the distribution of the variety of monkey species would be helpful. In this study, we studied the layout of the pancreatic artery in anthropoids (1 gorilla, 3 chimpanzees and 2 white-handed gibbons), in catarrhine monkeys (1 hamadryas baboon, 2 anubid baboons, 10 savannah monkeys) and in platyrrhine monkeys (6 squirrel monkeys).<br>The pancreas of the monkeys was supplied by the arteries originating from the celiac trunk and/or superior mesenteric artery. There were three patterns in the arterial distribution; (1) the celiac artery supplied the major area of the pancreas. (2) the superior mesenteric artery supplied the major area of the pancreas. (3) the celiac artery supplied the whole pancreas. The pattern of the arterial distribution to the monkey pancreas had a wide variety. The result would be helpful for the elucidation of the development of the vascular distribution in the pancreas.

Journal

  • Okajimas Folia Anatomica Japonica

    Okajimas Folia Anatomica Japonica 86(3), 79-88, 2009

    Editorial Board of Okajimas Folia Anatomica Japonica

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    130004495066
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • ISSN
    0030-154X
  • Data Source
    J-STAGE 
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