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A Case of Celiacomesenteric Trunk in a Tanzanian Man.

Manyama, M., Lukanima, A. and Gesase, A. (2013) A Case of Celiacomesenteric Trunk in a Tanzanian Man. BMC research notes, 6. p. 341. ISSN 1756-0500

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Variation in the branching patterns of the three major arteries that supply the digestive system may occur due to different embryological mechanisms. The present case report describes the celiac artery and the superior mesenteric artery originating from the abdominal aorta through a common trunk. The celiac artery in turn gave rise to the splenic artery and a common trunk for common hepatic and left gastric artery. The superior and inferior mesenteric arteries had normal branching patterns. Awareness of these variations on the part of the surgical team before surgery can help avoid iatrogenic arterial injury.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Celiac artery, Superior mesenteric artery, digestive system, embryo, gastric artery.
Subjects: Non-communicable disease (NCD) > Cardiovascular Disease
Divisions: Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences (CUHAS)
Depositing User: Mr Joseph Madata
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2014 10:15
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2014 10:15

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