The consistent larg’t artery to the stomach is
a. The stomach has a blood supply so extensive and interconnected that three of its four major nutrient arteries can be ablated without incurring necrosis or dysfunction.
b. The major arterial supply to the stomach is by left gastric artery.
c. The consistently largest artery to the stomach is the left gastric artery which usually arises directly from the celiac trunk.
d. It is divided into an ascending and descending branch.
e. It supplies the lesser curvature of the stomach.
f. Right gastric artery arises from the ascending hepatic artery .
g. It is usually a small vessel and supply to the pylorus and the first part of the duoedenum.
h. Right and left gastroepiploic arteries arises from the gastroduodenal and splenic artery respectively.
i. They form the arcade along the greater curvature.
j. The right supply blood to the antrum and the left to the fundus.
k. The short gastric arteries arise from the splenic artery are insignificant in terms of the amount of the blood supply.
l. Because of this vascular anatomy, mucosal lesions bleed extensively.
m. Even small and superficial lesions bleeds profusely.
n. A submucosal plexus of the arterioles provide for the rapid healing of the wounds.
o. This is the reason of low incidence of anastomotic disruption after operative manipulations.