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Vol 60, No 4 (2001)
ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Published online: 2001-08-10
Submitted: 2012-02-06
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The importance of the anatomy of the splenic artery and its branches in splenic artery embolisation

Muzaffer Sindel, Levent Sarikcioglu, Kagan Ceken, Saim Yilmaz
Folia Morphol 2001;60(4):333-336.

open access

Vol 60, No 4 (2001)
ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Published online: 2001-08-10
Submitted: 2012-02-06

Abstract

Splenic artery embolisation can be performed preoperatively in an attempt to decrease thrombocyte destruction, or as an alternative to surgery, to obtain partial or total organ ablation. During this procedure, it is very important to deliver embolising agents distal to the origin of pancreatic branches to avoid the risk of pancreatitis. Therefore, a detailed knowledge of the anatomy of the splenic artery and its branches is required to achieve safe embolisation. The purpose of our study is to measure the average distance between the origin of the last pancreatic branch and the splenic hilum in digital angiograms and cadaver specimens.

Abstract

Splenic artery embolisation can be performed preoperatively in an attempt to decrease thrombocyte destruction, or as an alternative to surgery, to obtain partial or total organ ablation. During this procedure, it is very important to deliver embolising agents distal to the origin of pancreatic branches to avoid the risk of pancreatitis. Therefore, a detailed knowledge of the anatomy of the splenic artery and its branches is required to achieve safe embolisation. The purpose of our study is to measure the average distance between the origin of the last pancreatic branch and the splenic hilum in digital angiograms and cadaver specimens.
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Keywords

embolisation; splenic artery

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Title

The importance of the anatomy of the splenic artery and its branches in splenic artery embolisation

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 60, No 4 (2001)

Pages

333-336

Published online

2001-08-10

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2001;60(4):333-336.

Keywords

embolisation
splenic artery

Authors

Muzaffer Sindel
Levent Sarikcioglu
Kagan Ceken
Saim Yilmaz

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