Celiac trunk variant anatomy - gastrohepatic trunk and splenic artery

Case contributed by Maciej Mazgaj


Incidental finding, not linked to any symptoms.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Male

Note: This case has been tagged as "legacy" as it no longer meets image preparation and/or other case publication guidelines.

Contrast-enhanced CT revealed celiac trunk anomaly, with separate origin of splenic artery. The gastrohepatic trunk gives its branches: left gastric, hepatic artery proper and pancreaticoduodenal artery.

Annotated image of 3D VRT. 

Case Discussion

It is widely known that vascular anomalies play vital role in surgery planning, in possible surgery or vascular procedures complications, or functional problems as compression syndromes.

This case presents rare formation of independent splenic artery and gastrohepatic trunk. This formation can be found in less than 1% of cases, it was also reported with a 0.02% incidence.

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