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Gastrosplenic ligament

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Gastrosplenic ligament

Gastrosplenic ligament
Horizontal disposition of the peritoneum in the upper part of the abdomen. (Gastrolienal ligament labeled at upper left.)
Latin ligamentum gastrosplenicum, ligamentum gastrolienale
Precursor dorsal mesogastrium
From greater curvature of the stomach
To splenic hilum
Anatomical terminology

The gastrosplenic ligament (ligamentum gastrosplenicum or gastrolienal ligament) is part of the greater omentum.

Embryonically the gastrosplenic ligament is derived from the dorsal mesogastrium.[1]

The gastrosplenic ligament is made of peritoneum that connects the greater curvature of stomach with the hilum of the spleen.

Contains: Short gastric vessels and left gastro-epiploic vessels


  1. ^ Anatomy Tables - Stomach & Spleen

See also

External links

  • Anatomy figure: 37:03-07 at Human Anatomy Online, SUNY Downstate Medical Center
  • Anatomy figure: 37:05-12 at Human Anatomy Online, SUNY Downstate Medical Center
  • Anatomy photo:37:07-0100 at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center
  • Anatomy photo:38:st-0301 at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center
  • Anatomy figure: 38:03-04 at Human Anatomy Online, SUNY Downstate Medical Center
  • Diagram at
  • Photo of model at Waynesburg College digirep/greateromentum
  • abdominalcavity at The Anatomy Lesson by Wesley Norman (Georgetown University) (xsectthrulesseromentum)

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