gastric vein


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gastric vein

Vena coronaria ventriculi—an obsolete term that considered the right and left gastric veins as a single functional unit.

gastric vein

The left gastric, the right gastric, or a short gastric vein. The left gastric vein drains much of the stomach and empties into the portal vein; tributaries of the left gastric vein include the esophageal veins. The right gastric vein is small, it drains the pyloric region of the stomach, and it empties into the portal vein. The 4-5 short gastric veins drain part of the greater curvature of the stomach and empty into the splenic vein.
See also: vein