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Celiacomesenteric trunk

Case contributed by Dr Abdulmajid Bawazeer

Presentation

The patient came complaining of lower abdominal pain.

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Female
CT

The celiac trunk and the superior mesenteric artery have a common origin from the abdominal aorta as a single trunk.

Annotated image

The celiac trunk and the superior mesenteric artery have a common origin from the abdominal aorta as a single trunk.

CT = Celiacomesenteric trunk.
CHA = Common hepatic artery.
SA = Splenic artery.
SMA = Superior mesenteric artery.
IMA = Inferior mesenteric artery.
AA = Abdominal aorta.

Case Discussion

The celiacomesenteric trunk represents an uncommon vascular anatomical variant where both the celiac trunk and the superior mesenteric artery have a common origin from the abdominal aorta as a single trunk. Its frequency has been reported to occur in about 1.5% of the population 1,2.

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Case information

rID: 67660
Published: 18th Apr 2019
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Vascular
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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