Short gastric arteries

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Artery: Short gastric arteries
The celiac artery and its branches; the stomach has been raised and the peritoneum removed. (Short gastric visible at center right.)
Latin arteriae gastricae breves
Gray's subject #154 606
Supplies Greater curvature of the stomach
Source splenic artery   
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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]

The short gastric arteries consist of from five to seven small branches, which arise from the end of the splenic artery, and from its terminal divisions.

They pass from left to right, between the layers of the gastrolienal ligament, and are distributed to the greater curvature of the stomach, anastomosing with branches of the left gastric and left gastroepiploic arteries.

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