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Branches of celiac trunk ...
constitute the main blood supply of the ....

1. common hepatic artery
2. splenic artery
3. left gastric artery
constitute the main blood supply of the stomach


• The stomach receives its main blood supply from branches of what structure?

The celiac trunk


• Name the three main branches of the celiac trunk.

Common hepatic artery, splenic artery, and left gastric artery


• A patient's splenic artery is occluded by a clot. Between what arteries do anastomoses form to compensate for the blood supply?

Weak anastomoses between the short gastric arteries


• What are the three main branches of the common hepatic artery?

The right gastric artery, gastroduodenal artery, and hepatic artery proper


• What are the two branches of the gastroduodenal artery?

The anterior superior pancreaticoduodenal and right gastroepiploic arteries


• After abdominal surgery, a man is found to have impaired circulation to lesser curvature of the stomach. Which vessels may have been cut?

Right and left gastric arteries


• A surgeon overlooks a clot in the stomach vasculature. What portion of the stomach is most susceptible to ischemic injury?

The fundus (perfused by the short gastric arteries, which have poor collateral circulation)


• Strong anastomoses exist between what arteries that come off the celiac trunk?

Left and right gastroepiploic arteries, and left and right gastric arteries


• Which arteries branch from splenic artery to supply the stomach?

The short gastric arteries, left gastroepiploic artery

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