left gastric artery

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left gas·tric ar·ter·y

[TA]
origin, celiac; distribution, cardia of stomach at lesser curvature, abdominal part of the esophagus, and, frequently, a portion of the left lobe of the liver via an aberrant left hepatic branch; anastomoses, esophageal, right gastric.

left gas·tric ar·te·ry

(left gas'trik ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Origin, celiac; distribution, cardia of stomach at lesser curvature, abdominal part of the esophagus, and frequently a portion of the left lobe of the liver through an aberrant left hepatic branch; anastomoses, esophageal, right gastric.

left gastric artery

A branch of the celiac artery that runs along the lesser curvature of the stomach, to which it supplies blood; its esophageal branches supply blood to the esophagus below the diaphragm.
See: circulation (Circulation of blood through heart and major vessels) for illus.
See also: artery
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Compared with those who had embolisation of a different artery, patients who had their left gastric artery blocked dropped from an average weight of 189.
Left gastric artery embolisation is considered a one-day procedure - a far simpler undertaking than most bariatric surgery.
Left gastric artery pseudoaneurysm is a rare but serious complication of pancreatitis.
Pseudoaneurysm of the left gastric artery as a complication of acute pancreatitis.
Embolizing the left gastric artery may be a potential bariatric treatment for weight loss and an alternative to other invasive procedures," Dr.
Oklu pointed out that left gastric artery embolization performed by an interventional radiologist is low risk when compared to more invasive weight loss interventions, such as gastric bypass and laparoscopic approaches.
The effect of left gastric artery embolization will need to be studied in larger populations and eventually in prospective trials," he added.
The left gastric artery supplies blood to the part of the stomach where the appetite-stimulating hormone ghrelin is predominantly produced.