1: common hepatic artery, 2: proper hepatic artery, 3: gastroduodenal artery, 4: left hepatic artery, 5: right hepatic artery, 6: accessory left hepatic artery, 7: intermediate hepatic artery, 8: superior posterior pancreaticoduodenal artery, 9: superior duodenal artery, 10: right gastric artery, 11: right gastroepiploic artery, 12: liver, 13: duodenum, 14: cystic artery, 15: hepatic duct, 16: cystic duct, and 17: common bile duct.
1: gastroduodenal artery, 2: right gastroepiploic artery, 3: superior posterior pancreaticoduodenal artery, 4: superior duodenal artery, 5: right gastric artery, 6: right gastroepiploic artery, 7: proper hepatic artery, 8: common hepatic artery, 9: superior anterior pancreaticoduodenal artery, 10: pancreas, 11: liver, 12: stomach, and 13: common bile duct.
Caption: Figure 6: A: abdominal aorta; 1: celiac trunk, 2: left gastric artery, 3: accessory left gastric artery, 4: second left gastroepiploic artery, 5: second posterior gastric artery, 6: terminal branches of the splenic arteries, 7: splenic arteries, 8: left gastroepiploic artery, 9: posterior gastric artery, 10: right gastroepiploic artery, 11: superior anteriorpancreaticoduodenal artery, 12: gastroduodenal artery, 13: posterior superior pancreaticoduodenal artery, 14: right gastric artery, 15: superior duodenal artery, 16: left hepatic artery, 17: accessory left hepatic artery, 18: intermediate hepatic artery, 19: cystic artery, 20: right hepatic artery, 21: proper hepatic artery, and 22: common hepatic artery.
Posterior gastric wall was separated from transverse mesocolon and vessels of the lesser curvature and right gastric artery were ligated.
Right gastric artery arising from hepatic artery proper in 55 (78.5%) cases (Fig.
Replaced cystic artery originated in 1 (1.4%) case, accessory cystic artery and accessory right hepatic artery originated in 2 (2.8%) cases and replaced right gastric artery originated in 8 (11.4%) cases from common hepatic artery.
The left branch originates vessels that are variably distributed to all of the lobes of the liver and, in a single case, (3.33%) it does not supply the right gastric artery.
Although we agree, as well with the observations of Richer et al., when they affirm that the hepatic branches terminate in the six lobes of the swine's liver; in our material, it was not founded that the branches for the left lobe originate the left gastric artery, but, they originate the right gastric artery that lies close to the cardia and to the lesser stomach curvature.