Gastrosplenic ligament

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Gastrosplenic ligament
Horizontal disposition of the peritoneum in the upper part of the abdomen. (Gastrolienal ligament labeled at upper left.)
Precursor dorsal mesogastrium
From greater curvature of the stomach
To splenic hilum
Latin ligamentum gastrosplenicum, ligamentum gastrolienale
TA A10.1.02.203
FMA 16517
Anatomical terminology

The gastrosplenic ligament (ligamentum gastrosplenicum or gastrolienal ligament) is part of the greater omentum.

Embryonically the gastrosplenic ligament is derived from the dorsal mesogastrium.[1]

The gastrosplenic ligament is made of peritoneum that connects the greater curvature of stomach with the hilum of the spleen.

Contains: Short gastric vessels and left gastro-epiploic vessels


  1. ^ Anatomy Tables - Stomach & Spleen

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