Left gastroepiploic vein

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Left gastroepiploic vein
Drains to splenic vein
Artery left gastro-omental artery
Latin vena gastroomentalis sinistra, vena gastroepiploica sinistra
TA A12.3.12.031
FMA 15390
Anatomical terminology

The left gastroepiploic vein (left gastro-omental vein) receives branches from the antero-superior and postero-inferior surfaces of the stomach and from the greater omentum; it runs from right to left along the greater curvature of the stomach and ends in the commencement of the splenic vein.

It drains into the superior mesenteric vein.


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