first part of the duodenum
lesser curvature of the stomach
superiorly to the diaphragm
common bile duct
proper hepatic artery
proper hepatic arteries
Goes towards the left btwn the two layers of the greater omentum.
ENDS by anastomosing w the left gastroepiploic artery
-1/2 inch long and terminates by dividing into 3 branches that diverge greatly to supply the lower part of esophagus, stomach, first 2 parts of duodenum, liver, gallbladder, pancreas and spleen.
3. Left gastric
–> runs behind stomach and along upper border of the pancreas—> small branches to its upper surface and a large branch: “the pancreatica magna artery” penetrates the left 1/3 of the pancreatic gland.
2. short gastric branches
3. left gastroepiploic
-smallest to lesser lesser curvature of the stomach and has esophageal branches to the lower part of the esophagus.
2. Common Hepatic
3. Left Gastric
(lots of resistance in this area / plexus, ganglion)