Left gastroepiploic artery
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).
|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.
|Vein||Left gastroepiploic vein|
|Supplies||Greater curvature of the stomach|
|Latin||Arteria gastroomentalis sinistra, |
arteria gastroepiploica sinistra
In its course it distributes:
- 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)