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Right Gastric Vein
Cardiovascular System

Right Gastric Vein

Vena gastrica dextra

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Quick Facts

Origin: Arises along the medial portion of the lesser curvature of the stomach.

Course: Travels medially along the lesser curvature of the stomach to drain into the hepatic portal vein.

Tributaries: Prepyloric vein.

Drainage: Lesser curvature of the stomach.

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Origin

The right gastric vein arises along the medial portion of the lesser curvature of the stomach.

Course

The right gastric vein travels medially along the lesser curvature of the stomach, passes under the peritoneum on the posterior wall of the lesser sac. It then drains directly into the portal vein near the first part of the duodenum (Standring, 2016).

Tributaries

The right gastric vein receives the prepyloric vein.

Structures Drained

The right gastric vein drains the lesser curvature of the stomach.

List of Clinical Correlates

- Gastrectomy

- Gastric lymphadenectomy

References

Standring, S. (2016) Gray's Anatomy: The Anatomical Basis of Clinical Practice. Gray's Anatomy Series 41 edn.: Elsevier Limited.

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