Right gastric artery

The right gastric artery is a nonhepatic branch of the hepatic arteries that supplies the lesser curvature of the stomach.

Gross Anatomy


The right gastric artery usually branches from one of the hepatic arteries (common, proper, or left hepatic). It is the most common nonhepatic branch of the proper hepatic artery or its distal branches 4. It runs along the lesser curvature of the stomach between the two layers of the lesser omentum and anastomoses end on with the left gastric artery.


The right gastric artery supplies the lesser curvature of the stomach. Its branches come off at right angles, in contrast to branches from vagal nerve trunks, which comes off obliquely.


Veins of the same name accompany the arteries.

Variant anatomy

The right gastric artery has variable origins 1-3:

The left and right gastric artery can be double as run parallel along the lesser curvature of the stomach.

Anatomy: Abdominopelvic

Anatomy: Abdominopelvic

Article information

rID: 46358
Section: Anatomy
Tag: refs, refs
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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: celiac artery (Gray's illustration)
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