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The splenic artery perhaps throws more light on the disposition of the mesogaster than do the gastric and hepatic arteries. The splenic artery arises from the celiac axis and passes at first, slightly downward and then toward the left along the upper border of the pancreas. It is a large spiral artery, but does not project the peritoneum into a very prominent fold, yet the outline of the fold is especially prominent in those animals in which the omentum and transverse colon do not have contact relations, especially at the left end. The prominent feature of the splenic artery in regard to the mesogaster is that the artery in its course lies to the left of the right blade of the mesogaster until it suddenly turns upward to gain access to the space between the blades of the ligamentum gastro-lienalis, but the other equally important feature is that the splenic
ROBINSON B. PERITONEAL SUPPORTS—(LIGAMENTUM PERITONEI). JAMA. 1895;XXV(4):147–152. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430300019002h
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