left gastric artery


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Related to left gastric artery: splenic artery, gastroduodenal artery, Common hepatic artery, Left gastroepiploic artery

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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Left gastric artery embolisation is considered a one-day procedure - a far simpler undertaking than most bariatric surgery.
Postembolization selective catheterization of the left gastric artery revealed no communication with the pseudoaneurysm (Figure 4).
2) Involvement of the left gastric artery is very unusual, with only 5 cases published in the literature.
The study group included 14 patients who underwent embolization of the left gastric artery, which supplies blood to the part of the stomach where the hormone ghrelin is predominantly produced.