left gastroepiploic artery


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left gas·tro·o·men·tal ar·ter·y

[TA]
origin, splenic; distribution, greater curvature of stomach and greater omentum; anastomoses, right gastroepiploic and short gastric arteries.
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left gas·tro·o·men·tal ar·te·ry

(left gas'trō-ō-men'tăl ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Origin, splenic; distribution, greater curvature of stomach and greater omentum; anastomoses, right gastroepiploic and short gastric arteries.
Synonym(s): arteria gastroepiploica sinistra, arteria gastroomentalis sinistra, left gastroepiploic artery.
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left gastroepiploic artery

A branch of the splenic artery; it runs down along the greater curvature of the stomach, to which it supplies blood.
See also: artery
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The branches from the left gastroepiploic artery had become thick, indicating it was probably the main feeder of the tumor.
Caption: Figure 2: (a-c) CT scan with intravenous contrast (coronal view): the vessel seen from the left gastroepiploic artery to the tumor (red arrow).