gastro-omental artery

gas·tro-o·men·tal artery

1. An artery with origin in the gastroduodenal artery, with distribution to the stomach and the greater omentum, and with branches from the left gastroepiploic artery anastomosing with branches of the right and the left gastric arteries; right gastro-omental artery.
2. An artery with origin in the splenic artery, with distribution to the stomach and the greater omentum, frequently joining the right gastroepiploic artery; left gastro-omental artery.
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With a short and anterior course, this trunk gave origin to the following arteries: left gastric artery (0 0.3 cm), splenic artery (0 0.4 cm), and an aberrant artery whose irrigation territory corresponded to that of the gastro-omental artery (0 0.4 cm) (Figs.
Its presumed persistence between the primitive ventral branches I and II resulted in an atypical origin of the right gastro-omental artery. In addition, a small remnant of the longitudinal anastomosis between branches III and IV and subsequent development of the gastroduodenal artery parallel to the right gastro-omental artery would also explain the anastomosis between these vessels (Figs.