The Stomach

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Oesophagus | Main Anatomy Index | The duodenum

Last updated 30 March 2006

The Stomach

 

Curvatures of the Stomach

The Lesser Curvature

 

The Greater Curvature

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Parts of the Stomach

 

The Cardia

 

The Fundus

 

The Body of the Stomach

 

The Pyloric Part of the Stomach

 

The Pylorus

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Relations of the Stomach

 

The Anterosuperior Surface

 

The Posteroinferior surface (stomach bed)

 

The Stomach Interior

 

Phases of Gastric Secretion

  1. Cephalic: secretion in response to smell and taste of food.
  2. Gastric: in response to the presence of food in the stomach.
  3. Intestinal: gastric secretion and motility is decreased by impulses from the duodenum.
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Arterial Supply to the Stomach

 

The Left Gastric Artery

 

The Right Gastric Artery

 

The Left Gastro-omental (Gastro-epiploic) Artery

 

The Right Gastro-omental (Gastro-epiploic) Artery

 

The Short Gastric Arteries

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Venous Drainage of the Stomach

 

Lymphatic Drainage of the Stomach

 

Nerve Supply of the Stomach

Sympathetic Innervation

 

Parasympathetic Innervation

The anterior vagal trunk gives rise to:

  1. Hepatic branches and pyloric branches.
  2. A fundal branch to the fundus.
  3. The anterior nerves of Latarjet.

The posterior vagal trunk gives rise to:

  1. Coeliac branches to the coeliac plexus around the coeliac trunk.
  2. The posterior nerves of Latarjet.
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Michael Tam (c) 1998