Splenic artery is the largest branch from the celiac trunk. It is remarkably tortuous in its course before it enters the hilum of the spleen. During routine dissection of abdomen for undergraduate students in a 60-year-old male cadaver, we observed an unusual course and tortuosity in the splenic artery. Knowledge of such unusual tortuous splenic artery is important in partial or total splenectomy, splenic aneurysum, splenic embolisation and surgeries related to pancreas, stomach.
October 2015: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR