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Encyclopedia > Splenic hilum
Splenic hilum
The visceral surface of the spleen. (Splenic hilum visible but not labeled.)
Latin hilum splenicum
Gray's subject #278 1282
Dorlands/Elsevier h_11/12422640

The Splenic hilum is a location on the surface of the spleen. Image File history File links Gray1188. ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... Elseviers logo. ... The spleen is an organ of the lower abdomen, where it functions in the destruction of old red blood cells and holding a reservoir of blood. ...

It is the point of attachment for the gastrosplenic ligament, and the point of insertion for the splenic artery and splenic vein. The gastrosplenic ligament is part of the greater omentum; embryonically the gastrosplenic ligament is derived from the dorsal mesogastrium; it may also be know as the gastrolienal ligament. ... Branches of the celiac artery. ... The portal vein and its tributaries - the largest are the superior mesenteric vein and splenic vein. ...

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Anatomic nomenclature for a depression or pit at the part of an organ where vessels and nerves enter. ...

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