Right gastric artery

The right gastric artery is a branch of the common hepatic artery which supplies the lesser curvature of the stomach.

Gross Anatomy

Course

The right gastric artery branches off from the common hepatic artery as it turns into the lesser omentum. It runs along the lesser curvature of the stomach between the two layers of the lesser omentum and anastomoses end on with the left gastric artery.

Branches

The right gastric artery supplies the lesser curvature of the stomach. Its branches come off at right angles, in contrast to branches from vagal nerve trunks, which comes off obliquely.

Relations

Veins of the same name accompany the arteries.

Variant anatomy

The right gastric artery can originate from 1:

The left and right gastric artery can be double as run parallel along the lesser curvature of the stomach.

Abdominal and pelvic anatomy
Share article

Article information

rID: 46358
Section: Anatomy
Tag: refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:

Support Radiopaedia and see fewer ads

Updating… Please wait.
Loadinganimation

Alert accept

Error Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

Alert accept Thank you for updating your details.