Type of Article:  Case Report

Volume 6; Issue 2.2 (May 2018)

Page No.: 5228-5232

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijar.2018.175


Ariyanachi K 1,  Vishwajit Ravindra Deshmukh *2, Nagaraj S 3.

1 Senior Resident, Department of Anatomy, JIPMER, Karaikal, India.

*2 Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, JIPMER, Karaikal, India.

3 Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, JIPMER, Karaikal, India.

Corresponding Author: Dr. Vishwajit Ravindra Deshmukh, Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, JIPMER, Karaikal, India.

E-Mail: drvishwajitdeshmukh@gmail.com


Coeliac artery forms the major blood supply for the structures derived from the foregut up to the major duodenal papillae. During the routine dissection classes for the undergraduates, a very uncommon variation in the origin of the coeliac trunk was observed. Instead, of the coeliac artery, two trunks were arising directly from the abdominal aorta at the level of T12-L1. The gastrosplenic trunk and the common hepatic artery were apart from each other. An aberrant left hepatic artery arose from the left gastric artery, entering into the porta hepatis to supply the left lobe of the liver. Lesser curvature of the stomach is solely supplied by the left gastric artery. Knowledge regarding such multiple variations in the abdominal region is utmost important for the anatomists, clinicians, a radiologist for performing angiographic studies and hepatic surgeons to avoid any damage to the aberrant artery, as it may result into the ischaemia and necrosis of the related part.

KEYWORDS: Coeliac artery, aberrant, Liver, Hepatic artery, Surgery.


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Cite this article: Ariyanachi K, Vishwajit Ravindra Deshmukh, Nagaraj S. THE ORIGIN AND FORMATION OF GASTROSPLENIC TRUNK AND THE COMMON HEPATIC ARTERY: SURGICAL AND EMBRYOLOGICAL BASIS: A CASE REPORT. Int J Anat Res 2018;6(2.2):5256-5260. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2018.175