Right gastroepiploic vein

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Right gastroepiploic vein
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Details
Drains from Stomach
Drains to Superior mesenteric vein
Artery Right gastroepiploic artery
Identifiers
Latin Vena gastroomentalis dextra,
vena gastroepiploica dextra
Dorlands
/Elsevier
v_05/12850420
TA A12.3.12.021
FMA 15397
Anatomical terminology

The right gastroepiploic vein (right gastroomental vein) is a blood vessel that drains blood from the greater curvature and left part of the body of the stomach into the superior mesenteric vein. It runs from left to right along the greater curvature of the stomach between the two layers of the greater omentum, along with the right gastroepiploic artery.

As a tributary of the superior mesenteric vein, it is a part of the hepatic portal system.

References[edit]

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