Gastrosplenic ligament

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

Gastrosplenic ligament
Horizontal disposition of the peritoneum in the upper part of the abdomen. (Gastrolienal ligament labeled at upper left.)
Precursordorsal mesogastrium
Fromgreater curvature of the stomach
Tosplenic hilum
Latinligamentum gastrosplenicum, ligamentum gastrolienale
Anatomical terminology

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

See also


  1. Anatomy Tables - Stomach & Spleen Archived 2006-12-06 at the Wayback Machine

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