Left gastric vein
|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|
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.
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