Celiacomesenteric trunk

Case contributed by Abdulmajid Bawazeer

Presentation

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.

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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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