left gastric veinmedical dictionary

<vein>

<anatomy> Arises from a union of veins from both surfaces of the cardia of the stomach and an oesophageal tributary from the cardiac portion of the oesophagus; it runs in the lesser omentum and empties into the portal vein.

See: oesophageal veins.

Synonyms: vena gastrica sinistra, coronary vein, vena coronaria ventriculi.

(05 Mar 2000)