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Gastroduodenal Artery

Last Updated: Jun 10, 2015

The gastroduodenal artery is located in the abdomen and is a small blood vessel. It can be found between the layers of the gastrohepatic omentum where it stems from the hepatic artery. It then goes behind the duodenum’s first part to its lower border. Here two terminal branches are formed from the gastroduodenal artery, the superior pancreaticoduodenal and the right gastroepiploic arteries. There isn’tmycontentbreak a vein that corresponds to the gastroduodenal artery. It may reside anterior to the common bile duct’s distal portion.

The gastroduodenal artery provides blood to the distal part of the stomach, also known as the pylorus, the duodenum’s proximal portion, and to the pancreatic head indirectly through the posterior and anterior and superior pancreaticoduodenal arteries.