Short gastric arteries

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Short gastric arteries
The celiac artery and its branches; the stomach has been raised and the peritoneum removed. (Short gastric visible at center right.)
Latin arteriae gastricae breves
Supplies Greater curvature of the stomach
splenic artery
Gray's p.606
TA A12.2.12.050
FMA FMA:70808
Anatomical terminology

The short gastric arteries consist of from five to seven small branches, which arise from the end of the splenic artery, and from its terminal divisions.

They pass from left to right, between the layers of the gastrolienal ligament, and are distributed to the greater curvature of the stomach, anastomosing with branches of the left gastric and left gastroepiploic arteries.

Unlike the gastroepiploics and the left and right gastric arteries, the short gastric arteries have poor anastomoses if the splenic artery is blocked.


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

External links[edit]

  • celiactrunk at The Anatomy Lesson by Wesley Norman (Georgetown University)

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