Common hepatic artery

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - View original article

Artery: Common hepatic artery
Gray532.png
Branches of the celiac artery - stomach in situ. (Hepatic artery is visible at upper left.)
3D rendered CT of abdominal aortic branches and kidneys.svg
3D-rendered computed tomography, showing common hepatic artery in center
Latinarteria hepatica communis
Gray'sp.603
Sourceceliac artery
Brancheshepatic artery proper
Right gastric artery
gastroduodenal artery
 
  (Redirected from Hepatic artery)
Jump to: navigation, search
Not to be confused with Hepatic artery proper.
Artery: Common hepatic artery
Gray532.png
Branches of the celiac artery - stomach in situ. (Hepatic artery is visible at upper left.)
3D rendered CT of abdominal aortic branches and kidneys.svg
3D-rendered computed tomography, showing common hepatic artery in center
Latinarteria hepatica communis
Gray'sp.603
Sourceceliac artery
Brancheshepatic 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:

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

Additional images[edit]

External links[edit]