Right gastroepiploic artery
Citation, DOI, disclosures and article data
At the time the article was created Stephanie BM Tan had no recorded disclosures.View Stephanie BM Tan's current disclosures
The RGA passes between the first part of the duodenum and the pancreas, then turns left to enter between the two layers of the greater omentum along the greater curvature of the stomach. It anastomoses with the left gastroepiploic artery, arising from the splenic artery to form the arc of Barkow.
The RGA has branches that supply both the anterior and posterior surfaces of the stomach.
Both left and right gastroepiploic arteries give off branches known as the epiploic branches that pass inferiorly between the two layers of the greater omentum. These branches pass over the transverse colon, but do not supply it.