Left gastric vein

The left gastric vein (also known as the coronary vein) drains both gastric walls. It forms a loop with the right gastric vein at the lesser curvature of the stomach. The left gastric vein travels in the lesser omentum to drain in the portal vein. It also communicates with the lower oesophageal veins through several anastomotic channels.


Abdominal and pelvic anatomy
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rID: 16762
Section: Anatomy
Tags: stub, refs, vein
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Coronary vein

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    Fig 1 : left gastric vein seen on a wedge portal venogram
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