Right gastric artery

The right gastric artery arises, in most cases (53% of cases), from the proper hepatic artery, descends to the pyloric end of the stomach, and passes from right to left along its lesser curvature, supplying it with branches, and anastomosing with the left gastric artery. It can also arise from the region of division of the common hepatic artery (20% of cases), the left branch of the hepatic artery (15% of cases), the gastroduodenal artery (8% of cases), and most rarely, the common hepatic artery itself (4% of cases).[1]

Right gastric artery
The celiac artery and its branches; the stomach has been raised and the peritoneum removed. (Right gastric artery visible at center left.)
Right gastric artery is at #2 -- the lower of the two arrows.
SourceProper hepatic artery
VeinRight gastric vein
LatinArteria gastrica dextra
Anatomical terminology

Additional images

Blood supply to the stomach: left and right gastric artery, left and right gastro-omental artery and short gastric artery.[2]


This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 604 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

  1. Eckmann, I.; Krahn, V. (1984). "Frequency of different sites of origin of the right gastric artery". Anatomischer Anzeiger. 155 (1–5): 65–70. ISSN 0003-2786. PMID 6721206.
  2. Essential Clinical Anatomy. K.L. Moore & A.M. Agur. Lippincott, 2 ed. 2002. Page 150

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