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Left Gastroomental Vein
Cardiovascular System

Left Gastroomental Vein

Vena gastroomentalis sinistra

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Quick Facts

Origin: Arises along the greater curvature of the stomach.

Course: Travels superolateral along the greater curvature of the stomach to drain into the splenic vein.

Tributaries: Small, unnamed tributaries.

Drainage: Anterior and posterior body of the stomach and greater omentum.

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Origin

The left gastroomental vein arises along the greater curvature of the stomach.

Course

The left gastroomental vein travels superolateral along the greater curvature of the stomach, between layers of the gastrocolic ligament, and drains into the splenic vein within the gastrosplenic ligament (Standring, 2016).

Tributaries

The left gastroomental vein receives small, unnamed tributaries.

Structures Drained

The left gastroomental vein drains the anterior and posterior body of the stomach and greater omentum.

List of Clinical Correlates

- Gastrectomy

- Gastric lymphadenectomy

References

Standring, S. (2016) Gray's Anatomy: The Anatomical Basis of Clinical Practice. Gray's Anatomy Series 41 edn.: Elsevier Limited.

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