Left gastric artery
|Artery: Left gastric artery|
|The left gastric artery and other branches of the celiac artery (stomach in situ). Left gastric artery identified near lesser curvature.|
|Left gastric artery is at #2 -- the upper of the two arrows.|
|Latin||arteria gastrica sinistra|
|Gray's||subject #154 603|
In human anatomy, the left gastric artery arises from the celiac artery, and runs along the superior portion of the lesser curvature of the stomach. Branches also supply the lower esophagus. The left gastric artery anastomoses with the right gastric artery, which supplies the inferior portion.
In terms of disease, the left gastric artery may be involved in peptic ulcer disease: if an ulcer erodes through the stomach mucosa into a branch of the artery, this can cause massive blood loss into the stomach, which may result in such symptoms as hematemesis or melaena.
- SUNY Labs 38:01-0103 - "Stomach, Spleen and Liver: The Right and Left Gastric Artery"
- Cross section at UV pembody/body8a
- Norman/Georgetown celiactrunk
- Branching at uhrad.com