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Right Gastroepiploic Artery

Last Updated: Jun 11, 2015

The right gastroepiploic artery is one of the terminal branches (there are two) of the gastroduodenal artery. It goes from the right to the left with the greater curvature of the stomach, amid the greater omentum’s two anterior layers, close to the stomach’s lower border and the lower border of the first half-inch of the duodenum. Here it merges with the splenic artery’s (or lienal artery) left gastroepiploicmycontentbreak branch. At the pylorus, however, it makes contact with the stomach and rests at approximately a finger’s width from the greater curvature. This vessel sends out a lot of branches. Some of these branches rise to provide the stomach’s two surfaces while others fall to provide the greater omentum and merge with the middle colic’s branches. The vein often ends in the superior mesenteric.