Rudimentary celiac artery with collaterals through gastroduodenal artery

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


Examination for staging cancer - cancer of the endometrium.

Patient Data

Age: 67
Gender: Female

CT Abdomen (selected images)

The findings were described on the next study. 

Undefined celiac trunk emerging from the abdominal aorta. Prominent network of tortuous and atheromatous collateral vessels is identified communicating the superior mesenteric artery to the celiac trunk branches. Tortuous vessels around the second and third portion of the duodenum, corresponding to pancreaticoduodenal arteries. These vessels supply the gastroduodenal artery, in a retrograde manner.

Case Discussion

The most commonly collateral vessels that supply a stenotic or occlude celiac artery are the pancreaticoduodenal arcades and the dorsal pancreatic artery 1.

PlayAdd to Share

Case information

rID: 22270
Case created: 24th Mar 2013
Last edited: 18th Sep 2015
System: Vascular
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

Updating… Please wait.

Alert accept

Error Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

Alert accept Thank you for updating your details.