Left gastroepiploic artery
|Left gastroepiploic 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.)
Right and left gastroomental is at #4.
|Latin||Arteria gastroomentalis sinistra,
arteria gastroepiploica sinistra
|Left gastroepiploic vein|
|Supplies||Greater curvature of the stomach|
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.
Branches of the celiac artery.
- Essential Clinical Anatomy. K.L. Moore & A.M. Agur. Lippincott, 2 ed. 2002. Page 150
- Anatomy photo:38:02-0103 at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center - "Stomach, Spleen and Liver: The Right and Left Gastroepiploic Artery"
- Anatomy photo:38:05-0103 at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center - "The Splenic Artery"
- Anatomy image:8215 at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center
- celiactrunk at The Anatomy Lesson by Wesley Norman (Georgetown University)
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