Multiple branching variation of celiac trunk with clinical importance

A case report

Naveen Kumar, Ravindra Swamy, B. Satheesha Nayak, Jyothsna Patil, P. Ashwini Aithal

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Abstract

Aberrant branching pattern of celiac trunk or its branches is not uncommon. Nevertheless, many of its notable variations were found to be clinically significant. We report herein a case of variant branching pattern of celiac trunk giving rise to five branches; two of them are inferior phrenic arteries and a separate branch to the body of pancreas as variant additional pancreatic branch. In addition, the left hepatic artery was arising from the left gastric artery. Aberrant branches supplying the abdominal structures may pose a difficulty for surgeon operating in the region and may lead to iatrogenic vascular accidents.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1354-1358
Number of pages5
JournalResearch Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences
Volume7
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2016

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Abdomen
Accidents
Arteries
Hepatic Artery
Diaphragm
Blood Vessels
Pancreas
Stomach
Surgeons

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)

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