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1. Cardia - junction with the oesophagus, most fixed part of the organ.
2. Fundus - that part which projects above the cardia, in contact with the left dome of diaphragm.
3. Body - extends from the fundus to the incisura angularis.
4. Pyloric part - distal part of the stomach, extends from the incisura angularis to the gastrojejunal junction. Consists of the proximal pyloric antrum + distal pyloric canal.
5. The canal is palpably thickened to form the pyloric sphincter, whose position is indicated on the anterior of the stomach by the prepyloric vein. This is a small vein without an accompanying artery that overlies the pylorus and drains into the right gastric vein or portal vein.
6. Supplied by branches of the coeliac trunk.


1. Mcminn. (2003). Last's Anatomy. Elsevier Australia. ISBN:0729537528. Read it at Google Books - Find it at Amazon
2. Netter, F. H. (2019). Atlas of human anatomy. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier.
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Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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