Left gastro-omental artery

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Left gastro-omental artery
The celiac artery and its branches; the liver has been raised, and the lesser omentum and anterior layer of the greater omentum removed. (Left gastroepiploic artery visible at lower right.)
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Right and left gastroomental is at #4.
Latin Arteria gastroomentalis sinistra,
arteria gastroepiploica sinistra
Supplies Greater curvature of the stomach
Splenic artery
Left gastro-omental vein
Gray's p.606
TA A12.2.12.047
FMA FMA:14796
Anatomical terminology

The left gastro-omental artery (or left gastroepiploic artery), the largest branch of the splenic artery, runs from left to right about a finger’s breadth or more from the greater curvature of the stomach, between the layers of the greater omentum, and anastomoses with the right gastroepiploic (a branch of the right gastro-duodenal artery originating from the hepatic branch of the Coeliac trunk).

In its course it distributes:

  • "Gastric branches": several ascending branches to both surfaces of the stomach;
  • "Omental branches": descend to supply the greater omentum and anastomose with branches of the middle colic.

Additional images[edit]

Blood supply to the stomach: left and right gastric artery, left and right gastro-omental artery and short gastric artery.[1]


  1. ^ Essential Clinical Anatomy. K.L. Moore & A.M. Agur. Lippincott, 2 ed. 2002. Page 150

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This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.