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Right Gastroepiploic Vein

Last Updated: Jun 11, 2015

The right gastroepiploic vein, sometimes called the right gastro-omental vein, draws tributary veins from the omentum and the surfaces of the stomach to empty into the superior mesenteric vein. Running from the left to right sides of the stomach, the right gastroepiploic vein (Vena gastro-omentalis dextra) functions in conjunction with the gastroepiploic arteries. It receives bloodflow from ancillarymycontentbreak veins along the postero-inferior and antero-superior stomach surfaces. Passing between the greater omentum’s two layers, like the pancreaticoduodenal veins, it then joins the superior mesenteric vein close to where that vein joins the splenic vein on the way to the heart.