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Gastric Branches of Left Gastroomental Artery
Cardiovascular System

Gastric Branches of Left Gastroomental Artery

Rami gastrici arteriae gastroomentalis sinistrae

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Quick Facts

Origin: Left gastroomental artery.

Course: Pass superiorly on the anterior and posterior surfaces of the stomach.

Branches: None.

Supplied Structures: Fundus and body of the stomach.

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Origin

Several gastric branches arise along the course of the left gastroomental artery.

Course

The gastric branches pass between the layers of the gastrosplenic ligament, or from the descending portion of the greater omentum and superiorly. At the greater curvature of the stomach, some continue along the anterior surface of the stomach while others on the posterior surface.

Branches

There are no named branches, however, the gastric branches of the left gastroomental artery do form a rich anastomoses with the right and left gastric arteries and gastric branches of the right gastroomental artery. The rich arterial anastomoses of the stomach from sub-branches of these four primary arteries ensure that the high blood flow is maintained to support the physiological function of the stomach even if one of more input is occluded.

Supplied Structures

The gastric branches of the left gastroomental artery contribute to a large arterial arcade of vessels that supplies the stomach. These particular branches primarily supply the fundus and body of the stomach.

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Left Gastric Artery

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From the left gastric artery originate two major branches, one parietal and other visceral, which spread mainly over the glandular part of the stomach.

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