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Which artery is most likely involved? A patient was diagnosed with bleeding ulcer of the lesser curvature of the stomach.



A. Gastroduodenal
B. Left gastric
C. Left gastro-omental (epiploic)
D. Right gastro-omental (epiploic)
E. Short gastric
Asked by Gracee, Last updated: Mar 27, 2020

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E. Austin

E. Austin

Answered Jan 25, 2019

The correct answer is B, the left gastric artery. This is a little tricky to understand unless you have a medical background, so I’m going to try and explain it for everyone. The lesser curvature of the stomach is the smaller curve on the body of the stomach.

In most pictures of the stomach, it is located on the left side curve. (Think of a curved couch. The curve of the back is greater than the curve of the cushions resting below your knees; the lesser curvature is the cushion below your knees.)

However, since only the left gastric artery is listed as an answer, you can infer that the issue is coming on the inferior side, or the top of that curving of the stomach.

 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Sep 09, 2016

Left gastric-the left gastric artery is the artery that supplies the lesser curvature of the stomach (along with the right gastric artery.) these two arteries would be most likely to cause bleeding at the lesser curvature of the stomach. the left gastric is one of the three arteries that comes off of the celiac trunk. the left and right gastro-omental arteries are the two arteries that supply the greater curvature of the stomach. the gastroduodenal artery is a branch off the common hepatic artery that supplies the duodenum, head of the pancreas, and the greater curvature of the stomach. the short gastric arteries are 4 or 5 small arteries from the splenic artery that supply the fundus of the stomach.
 

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