Left gastroepiploic artery

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Left gastroepiploic artery
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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.
Details
Latin Arteria gastroomentalis sinistra,
arteria gastroepiploica sinistra
Source Splenic artery
Left gastroepiploic vein
Supplies Greater curvature of the stomach
Identifiers
Gray's p.606
Dorlands
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a_61/12154379
TA A12.2.12.047
FMA 14796
Anatomical terminology

The left gastroepiploic artery (or left gastro-omental 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]

References[edit]

This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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

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