gastroepiploic vein


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Noun1.gastroepiploic vein - one of two veins serving the great curvature of the stomach
stomach, tum, tummy, breadbasket - an enlarged and muscular saclike organ of the alimentary canal; the principal organ of digestion
vein, vena, venous blood vessel - a blood vessel that carries blood from the capillaries toward the heart; "all veins except the pulmonary vein carry unaerated blood"
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The patient who died 1275 days after diagnosis had poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma invading SMV via the right gastroepiploic vein and the tumor in SMV almost totally regressed after chemotherapy; this was the only patient who was responsive to chemotherapy (Figure 5).
It is a venous trunk, later known as Henle's trunk or Henle's gastrocolic trunk (GTH), connecting part of the blood supply to the stomach and colon, which is formed by the convergence of the stomach-draining right gastroepiploic vein (RGEV) and the colon-draining superior right colic vein (SRCV), and drains into the superior mesenteric vein (SMV) at the inferior border of the pancreas.
It was reported that tumor thrombus in the SMV was usually accompanied by concurrent portal vein or right gastroepiploic vein tumor thrombus.