Left gastric vein

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Vein: Left gastric vein
The portal vein and its tributaries.
Latin vena gastrica sinistra
Gray's subject #174 682
Drains from    lesser curvature of the stomach
Drains to portal vein
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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]

The Left gastric vein (or coronary vein) derives tributaries from both surfaces of the stomach; it runs from right to left along the lesser curvature of the stomach, between the two layers of the lesser omentum, to the esophageal opening of the stomach, where it receives some esophageal veins.

It then turns backward and passes from left to right behind the omental bursa and ends in the portal vein.

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