Common hepatic artery

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Common hepatic artery
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
Source celiac artery
Branches hepatic artery proper
gastroduodenal artery
Latin arteria hepatica communis
MeSH D006499
TA A12.2.12.015
FMA 14771
Anatomical terminology

The common hepatic artery is a short blood vessel that supplies oxygenated blood to the liver, pylorus of the stomach, duodenum 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 the right gastroepiploic artery and superior pancreaticoduodenal artery
Right gastric artery branches to supply the lesser curvature of the stomach inferiorly

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