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Hepatic artery

Not to be confused with Hepatic artery proper.
Artery: Common hepatic artery
Branches of the celiac artery - stomach in situ. (Hepatic artery is visible at upper left.)
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3D-rendered computed tomography, showing common hepatic artery in center
Latin arteria hepatica communis
Gray's subject #154 603
Source celiac artery   
Branches hepatic artery proper
Right gastric artery
gastroduodenal artery


In anatomy, the common hepatic artery is a short blood vessel that supplies oxygenated blood to the liver, pylorus (a part of the stomach), duodenum (a part of the small intestine) and pancreas.

It arises from the celiac artery and has the following branches:

Branch Details
hepatic artery proper supplies the gallbladder via the cystic artery and the liver via the left and right hepatic arteries
gastroduodenal artery branches into right gastro-omental artery (also called gastroepiploic artery) and superior pancreaticoduodenal artery
Right gastric artery branches to supply the lesser curvature of the stomach inferiorly

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External links

  • eMedicine Dictionary
  • Hepatoduodenal ligament"
  • Georgetown University)
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