Left gastric vein
|Left gastric vein|
The portal vein and its tributaries.
|Latin||vena gastrica sinistra|
|lesser curvature of the stomach|
The left gastric vein (or coronary vein) carries blood low in oxygen, tributaries derived from both surfaces of the stomach; it runs from right to left along the lesser curvature of the stomach, between the two layers of the lesser omentum, to the esophageal opening of the stomach, where it receives some esophageal veins.
It then turns backward and passes from left to right behind the omental bursa and drains into the portal vein. Thus, it acts as collaterals between the portal veins and the systemic venous system of the lower esophagus (azygous vein).
- Left+gastric+vein at eMedicine Dictionary
- stomach at The Anatomy Lesson by Wesley Norman (Georgetown University) (portalvein)
- Siegelman, E.: "Body MRI", page 47. Saunders, 2004
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