Right gastro-omental artery

Right gastro-omental artery

Infobox Artery
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Latin = arteria gastro-omentalis dextra, arteria gastroepiploica dextra
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Caption = The celiac artery and its branches; the liver has been raised, and the lesser omentum and anterior layer of the greater omentum removed. (Right gastroepiploic artery visible at lower left.)


Caption2 = Right and left gastroomental is at #4.
BranchFrom = gastroduodenal artery
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Vein = right gastro-omental vein
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The right gastro-omental artery (or right gastroepiploic artery) runs from right to left along the greater curvature of the stomach, between the layers of the greater omentum, anastomosing with the left gastroepiploic branch of the splenic artery.

Except at the pylorus where it is in contact with the stomach, it lies about a finger's breadth from the greater curvature.

Branches

This vessel gives off numerous branches:
* "gastric branches": ascend to supply both surfaces of the stomach.
* "omental branches": descend to supply the greater omentum and anastomose with branches of the middle colic.

References

External links

* - "Branches of the celiac trunk."
* - "Stomach, Spleen and Liver: The Right and Left Gastroepiploic Artery"
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