Common trunk of celiac axis and superior mesenteric artery
Incidental finding. Renal stones follow-up scan.
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A common origin of the celiac axis and superior mesenteric artery is present.
A wedge fracture of L1 is also noted.
A common trunk of the celiac axis and superior mesenteric artery is relatively unusual, seen in about 0.7% of the population. It is important for the surgeon to be aware of and should be reported, especially in the pre-operative setting.
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- Maryam Farghadani, Mohammad Momeni, Ali Hekmatnia, Fateme Momeni, Mohammad Mehdi Baradaran Mahdavi. Anatomical variation of celiac axis, superior mesenteric artery, and hepatic artery: Evaluation with multidetector computed tomography angiography. (2016) Journal of Research in Medical Sciences. 21 (1): 129. doi:10.4103/1735-1995.196611 - Pubmed