gastric vein


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to gastric vein: right gastric vein, Short gastric veins

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
References in periodicals archive ?
Although statistical analysis could not be achieved because of the small patient group of our study, survival rates of the patients with ALGV (Figure 3) and short gastric vein (Figure 4) invasion were low.
Although our study had a small patient cohort as a major drawback for further analysis, survival rates of patients with ALGV and short gastric vein invasion were significantly low.
The anomalous course of the left gastric vein (LGV) has been recently described [17].
Thrombosed splenic vein with intact splenic artery induces hypertensive short gastric veins that can develop into varices in the gastric fundal submucosa.
After SAE, blood pressure in short gastric veins is decreased because the blood inflow to spleen is decreased.
(b) Thrombosed splenic vein and intact splenic artery induces hypertensive short gastric veins. It is a potential source of massive bleeding from gastric varices.