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Arteries of Greater Omentum
Cardiovascular System

Arteries of Greater Omentum

Arteriae omenti majoris

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Description

The arterial supply to the greater omentum comes from the omental branches of both the right and left gastroomental arteries. The distal ends of these arteries form anastomotic loops, which are collectively referred to as the omental arterial arch.

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