The Unusual Localization of Right Hepatic Artery Multiple Anatomic Variants in Celiac Axis
Kemal Arslan 1 * , Osman Dogru 1, Hande Koksal 1, Süleyman Bakdık 1
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1 Konya Training and Research Hospital, Konya, Turkey
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Abstract

The extrahepatic vascular and biliary anatomy of Calot’s triangle is well known to be highly variable and this provides a surgical challenge. The liver has a dual blood supply consisting of the portal vein and the hepatic artery. The hepatic artery which delivers 25% of the blood supply, arises from the celiac trunk. The celiac trunk gives off the left gastric, splenic and common hepatic arteries. The common hepatic artery then divides into gastroduodenal artery and hepatic artery proper which diverts in right and left hepatic arteries. The systic artery usually originates from the right hepatic artery. The “classic” arterial anatomy is present in approximately 75% of cases. The remaining 25% of the cases have many anatomical variants. Here in we present a patient with multiple anatomic variants in celiac trunk which were determined incidentally during laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Being aware of the arterial variations in the liver is really important in surgical procedures in order to avoid bleeding and ischemia.

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Article Type: Case Report

https://doi.org/10.29333/ejgm/82311

Eur J Gen Med, 2013 - Volume 10 Issue Supplement 1, pp. 62-65

Publication date: 09 Jan 2013

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