Concurrent variations of celiac and superior mesenteric arteries

Badagabettu Satheesha Nayak*, Surekha D. Shetty, S. R. Sirasanagandla, Naveen Kumar, S. Swamy Ravindra, P. Abhinitha

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Celiac trunk is the first ventral branch of the abdominal aorta. It usually terminates by giving three branches; the common hepatic artery, the left gastric artery and the splenic artery. We report a rare variation of the branching pattern of the celiac trunk. The Celiac trunk divided into two branches; left gastric artery and splenico-gastroduodenal trunk. The splenico-gastroduodenal trunk divided into splenic and gastroduodenal arteries. The superior mesenteric artery and hepatic artery took origin from a common hepato-mesenteric trunk. The hepatic artery had a winding course around the portal vein and hepatic duct. The knowledge of these variations is important while doing radiological investigations and liver transplant and pancreatic surgeries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)345-347
Number of pages3
JournalKathmandu University Medical Journal
Issue number64
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2018


  • Celiac artery
  • Gastroduodenal artery
  • Hepatic artery
  • Splenic artery
  • Superior mesenteric artery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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