Two trunks arose separately from a very short CMT: 1) the gastro-splenic trunk divided into the left gastric artery
and the splenic artery; and 2) the hepatomesenteric trunk divided into the common hepatic artery and the superior mesenteric artery.
The other observed variants are the left gastric artery
arising from the abdominal aorta (Figure-3), a very small common hepatic artery bifurcating immediately into the hepatic proper and the gastroduodenal artery (Figure-4) and common coeliac-mesenteric trunk (Figure-3) in 1% each (Figure-5).
CTA revealed chronic occlusion of the splenic artery (Figure 1), chronic infarct area at the lower pole of the spleen, collateral tortuous vascular structures at the level of the gastric fundus, and collateral vessels from the left gastric artery
to the spleen (Figure 2).
Lymph node stations (Japanese Classification of Gastric Carcinoma) No Definition 1 Right paracardial LNs, including those along the 1st branch of the ascending limb of the left gastric artery
2 Left paracardial LNs, including those along the oesophagocardiac branch of the left subphrenic artery 3a Lesser curvature LNs along the branches of the left gastric artery
3b Lesser curvature LNs along the 2nd branch and distal part of the right gastric artery
4sa Left greater curvature LNs along the short gastric arteries (perigastric area) 4sb Left greater curvature LNs along the left gastroepiploic artery (perigastric area) 4d Rt.
In 2013, a retrospective study of patients who underwent left gastric artery
embolization demonstrated 8% body weight loss at 3 months compared to controls.
An aberrant BA has been reported to originate from various arteries, such as aortic arch, brachiocephalic artery, subclavian artery, IMA, thyrocervical trunk, costocervical trunk, inferior phrenic artery, abdominal aorta, vertebral artery, or left gastric artery
After ligation of the splenic artery and left gastric artery
, the cadavers were injected with red synthetic latex via the common hepatic artery, and dissected 7 days later.
In distal esophagus, the least vascular segment derives its arterial supply from the esophageal branches of left gastric artery
In addition the left gastric artery
left gastroepiploic artery gastric posterior artery and left subphrenic artery were also disconnected.
Celiac branches run along the left gastric artery
and join the celiac plexus.
It divides into three branches: the left gastric artery
, the splenic artery, and the common hepatic artery.
That procedure, called left gastric artery
embolisation, may just be the next big thing in the fight against obesity.