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Question 1#

The consistently largest artery to the stomach is the:

A) Right gastric
B) Left gastric
C) Right gastroepiploic
D) Left gastroepiploic

Correct Answer is B

Comment:

The consistently largest artery to the stomach is the left gastric artery, which usually arises directly from the celiac trunk and divides into an ascending and descending branch along the lesser gastric curvature. Approximately 20% of the time, the left gastric artery supplies an aberrant vessel that travels in the gastrohepatic ligament (lesser omentum) to the left side of the liver. Rarely, this is the only arterial blood supply to this part of the liver, and inadvertent ligation may lead to clinically significant hepatic ischemia in this unusual circumstance.