Coeliac-mesenteric trunk

Case contributed by Dr Abeer Ahmed Alhelali

Presentation

Preoperative assessment prior to kidney donation.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years old
Gender: Female
CT

Incidental finding of a combined coeliac trunk and superior mesenteric artery origin representing an coeliac-mesenteric trunk, which is a normal variant.

Case Discussion

Coeliac-mesenteric trunk is when there is a common origin for both the coeliac artery and the superior mesenteric artery. It is a rare anatomic variation, but it is of great importance for angiographic examination and surgical approach to avoid complications. 

Special thanks to Dr Mohamed Ashfaque Kukkady.

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Case information

rID: 51648
Case created: 1st Mar 2017
Last edited: 20th Mar 2017
System: Vascular
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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