Definition of Vena gastrica sinistra
1. Noun. Arises from a union of veins from the gastric cardia; runs in the lesser omentum; empties into the portal vein.
Medical Definition of Vena gastrica sinistra
Arises from a union of veins from both surfaces of the cardia of the stomach and an oesophageal tributary from the cardiac portion of the oesophagus; it runs in the lesser omentum and empties into the portal vein.
See: oesophageal veins.
Synonym: vena gastrica sinistra, coronary vein, vena coronaria ventriculi.
(05 Mar 2000)
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