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Left Gastroepiploic Artery

Last Updated: Jun 10, 2015

The left gastroepiploic artery, or left gastro-omental artery, is the biggest branch of the splenic, or lienal, artery and goes from left to right about the width of a finger away from the greater curvature of the stomach, amid the greater omentum layers. It comes up close to the hilum of the spleen and ends by merging with the right gastroepiploic artery. Along its path, it delivers many climbingmycontentbreak gastric and omental branches to both surfaces of the stomach. A few other branches fall to provide for the greater omentum and merge with the middle colic’s branches.