Splenic artery atherosclerosis

A muscular artery (or distributing artery) is a medium-sized artery that draws blood from an elastic artery and branches into "resistance vessels" including small arteries and arterioles. Their walls contain larger number of smooth muscles, allowing them to contract and expand depending on peripheral blood demand.This contrasts to the mechanism of elastic arteries, which use their elastic properties to store the energy generated by the heart's contraction for a brief moment (elastic recoil). [Source: Wikipedia ]

Synonyms
Splenic artery arteriosclerosis
May Cause
Abnormality on splenic arteriography
Solitary splenic calcification