Dissection of the Right Gastroepiploic Vessels: Infrapyloric Lymph Nodes (Station 6)

  • Tetsu Fukunaga
  • Jun Ho Lee
  • Chan-Young Kim


The lymph pathway on the right side of the greater curvature of the stomach runs along the right gastroepiploic artery to reach the infrapyloric lymph nodes (station 6). It leaves the right gastroepiploic artery at that point to run along the right gastroepiploic vein, joining the lymph vessels in the anterior pancreas to reach the lymph nodes at the root of the superior mesenteric artery. It then runs along this artery.


Superior Mesenteric Vein Gastroduodenal Artery Gastroepiploic Artery Transverse Mesocolon Tyco Healthcare 
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© Springer 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Gastroenterological and General SurgerySt. Marianna University School of MedicineKawasakiJapan
  2. 2.Gastric Cancer BranchResearch Institute and Hospital, National Cancer CenterGoyangRepublic of Korea
  3. 3.Department of SurgeryChonbuk National University Medical SchoolJeonjuKorea

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