ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: COELIAC TRUNK AND ITS ANATOMICAL VARIATION: A CASE REPORT
Article Category: Case Reports
DOI: DOI: 10.7897/2277-4343.100239
Author: Prasanna S. *, Sandeep Kashyap, Megha Chandarana, Nirav Patel and Siddharth Roy
Abstract: A unique variation was noted in the Coeliac Trunk of a 65 years old male cadaver, during a routine dissection class for Under Graduate Students. In this case, the Coeliac Trunk was replaced by two separate arterial trunks. The first arterial trunk directly originated from the abdominal aorta, which was the Left Gastric Artery. The second arterial trunk was bifurcated to form the Common Hepatic Artery and the Splenic Artery (Hepatosplenic Trunk). Knowledge of such variations is important for gastroenterological surgeons and interventional radiologists, while performing major surgeries such as the Liver Transplantation. The clinical correlation and differential diagnosis of the above mentioned variation of Coeliac Trunk is discussed.
Keyword: Coeliac Trunk, Cadaver, Abdominal Aorta.