Hepatic artery propria
The arteria hepatica propria (liver artery) is the artery that supplies blood to the liver . It is the continuation of the common hepatic artery after the departure of the gastroduodenal artery and runs in the hepatoduodenal ligament . It sends the arteria gastrica dextra to the lesser curvature of the stomach and divides into two main branches within the liver or just before it: the ramus dexter (right branch) and ramus sinister (left branch). Sometimes there is a separate Ramus intermedius to quadrate lobe of the liver. The gallbladder artery ( arteria cystica ) usually emerges from the ramus dexter .
The common hepatic artery in turn arises from the celiac trunk and thus the abdominal aorta .
- Theodor H. Schiebler, Walter Schmidt, Karl Zilles: Anatomie. Cytology, histology, history of development, macroscopic and microscopic human anatomy. Taking into account the item catalog. 7th, corrected edition. Springer, Berlin et al. 1997, ISBN 3-540-61856-2 .