Short gastric veins

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Vein: Short gastric veins
The portal vein and its tributaries. (Short gastric veins visible at upper right.)
Latin venae gastricae breves
Gray's subject #174 681
Drains from    stomach
Drains to splenic vein
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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]

The short gastric veins, four or five in number, drain the fundus and left part of the greater curvature of the stomach, and pass between the two layers of the gastrolienal ligament to end in the lienal vein or in one of its large tributaries.

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