Replaced right hepatic artery

Case contributed by Associate Professor Donna D'Souza
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Replaced right hepatic artery (RHA) arising from the superior mesenteric artery (SMA).

Case Discussion

The right hepatic artery arises from the superior mesenteric artery (SMA), also referred to as "replaced to the SMA", in 9 to 15% of the population. It is the most common variant in hepatic arterial anatomy.

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Case information

rID: 5180
Published: 15th Dec 2008
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded