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Gastrosplenic Ligament
Digestive System

Gastrosplenic Ligament

Ligamentum gastrosplenicum

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Key Features/Anatomical Relations

The gastrosplenic ligament forms part of the greater omentum. It develops from the dorsal mesogastrium and runs from the greater curvature of the stomach to the hilar surface of the spleen. The short gastric and left gastroomental vessels run within this ligament.

A portion of the gastrosplenic ligament will often extend to blend with a portion of phrenicocolic ligament.

Occasionally an accessory spleen can develop adjacent to the spleen within the gastrosplenic ligament.

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List of Clinical Correlates

- Splenectomy

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1,3 The gastrosplenic ligament is part of the greater omentum and connects the hilus of the spleen to the greater curvature of the fundus and body of the stomach.

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