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Which of the following arteries is most likely to be infected?
A 26-year-old patient is admitted to a local hospital with a retroperitoneal infection.



A. Left gastric artery
B. Proper hepatic artery
C. Middle colic artery
D. Sigmoid arteries
E. Dorsal pancreatic artery
Asked by Sebastian, Last updated: Mar 15, 2018

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered on Sep 09, 2016

Dorsal pancreatic artery-the pancreas is a retroperitoneal organ, except for a small portion of its tail. the dorsal pancreatic artery would be the infected artery because it arises from the splenic artery and runs ret roperitoneally along the superior border of the pancreas behind the peritoneum. the other arteries run within layers of the peritoneum. the left gastric arteries run within the lesser omentum; the proper hepatic artery runs within the free margin of the lesser omentum; the middle colic artery runs within the transverse mesocolon; the sigmoid arteries run within the sigmoid mesocolon.
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