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Lesser curvature of the stomach

Lesser curvature of the stomach
Outline of stomach, showing its anatomical landmarks.
Diagram from Work of the United States Government
Latin Curvatura minor gastris
Gray's subject #247 1162
Artery Right gastric artery and left gastric artery
Vein Right gastric vein and left gastric vein

The lesser curvature of the stomach, extending between the cardiac and pyloric orifices, forms the right or posterior border of the stomach.

It descends as a continuation of the right margin of the esophagus in front of the fibers of the right crus of the diaphragm, and then, turning to the right, it crosses the first lumbar vertebra and ends at the pylorus.

Nearer its pyloric than its cardiac end is a well-marked notch, the incisura angularis, which varies somewhat in position with the state of distension of the viscus; it serves to separate the stomach into a right and a left portion.

The lesser curvature gives attachment to the two layers of the hepatogastric ligament, and between these two layers are the left gastric artery and the right gastric branch of the hepatic artery.

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This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.

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