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Vol 74, No 1 (2015)
ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Published online: 2015-03-02
Submitted: 2014-06-19
Accepted: 2014-08-10
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Anatomical variations of the coeliac trunk in the homogeneous Polish population

K. Torres, G. Staśkiewicz, M. Denisow, Ł. Pietrzyk, A. Torres, M. Szukała, E. Czekajska-Chehab, A. Drop
DOI: 10.5603/FM.2014.0059
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Pubmed: 25792402
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Folia Morphol 2015;74(1):93-99.

open access

Vol 74, No 1 (2015)
ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Published online: 2015-03-02
Submitted: 2014-06-19
Accepted: 2014-08-10

Abstract

Background: The abdominal vessels show a number of abnormalities and pathologies knowledge of which is important during open as well as laparoscopic surgeries. One of the most common vessels which pattern has many variations is the coeliac trunk. The present study was undertaken on homogeneous population to assess morphology of the coeliac trunk and to evaluate the possible variability of its branches.

Materials and methods: Standard abdominal multidetector computed tomography examinations were performed on a total of 1569 patients diagnosed by 2 radiologists independently; in case of doubts common assessment was performed.

Results: The coeliac trunk followed the classic pattern in 92.7% of the cases (1455/1569 of patients). The gastrosplenic trunk was detected in 4.1% of cases (64/1569); the hepatosplenic trunk in 2.2% of cases (34/1569); the coeliac-mesenteric trunk was observed in 0.5% of cases (8/1569); the hepatogastric trunk in 0.2% of cases (4/1569); the splenomesenteric trunk was detected in 0.1% of cases (2/1569). In the next 0.1% the coeliac trunk was absent. The hepatosplenomesenteric and the coeliac-colic trunk were not observed in the study population.

Conclusions: Vascular anatomical abnormality is usually asymptomatic hovewer, its preoperative knowledge is helpful to reduce complications like vascular bleeding when dissecting the hapato-pancreatic region. The coeliac trunk and its branches can be fast and easy evaluated in computed tomography exams performed due to various symptoms from abdominal cavity.

Abstract

Background: The abdominal vessels show a number of abnormalities and pathologies knowledge of which is important during open as well as laparoscopic surgeries. One of the most common vessels which pattern has many variations is the coeliac trunk. The present study was undertaken on homogeneous population to assess morphology of the coeliac trunk and to evaluate the possible variability of its branches.

Materials and methods: Standard abdominal multidetector computed tomography examinations were performed on a total of 1569 patients diagnosed by 2 radiologists independently; in case of doubts common assessment was performed.

Results: The coeliac trunk followed the classic pattern in 92.7% of the cases (1455/1569 of patients). The gastrosplenic trunk was detected in 4.1% of cases (64/1569); the hepatosplenic trunk in 2.2% of cases (34/1569); the coeliac-mesenteric trunk was observed in 0.5% of cases (8/1569); the hepatogastric trunk in 0.2% of cases (4/1569); the splenomesenteric trunk was detected in 0.1% of cases (2/1569). In the next 0.1% the coeliac trunk was absent. The hepatosplenomesenteric and the coeliac-colic trunk were not observed in the study population.

Conclusions: Vascular anatomical abnormality is usually asymptomatic hovewer, its preoperative knowledge is helpful to reduce complications like vascular bleeding when dissecting the hapato-pancreatic region. The coeliac trunk and its branches can be fast and easy evaluated in computed tomography exams performed due to various symptoms from abdominal cavity.

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Keywords

anatomic variations, coeliac trunk, mulitdetector computed tomographic, angiography, gastrosplenic trunk, coeliac-colic trunk

About this article
Title

Anatomical variations of the coeliac trunk in the homogeneous Polish population

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 74, No 1 (2015)

Pages

93-99

Published online

2015-03-02

DOI

10.5603/FM.2014.0059

Pubmed

25792402

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2015;74(1):93-99.

Keywords

anatomic variations
coeliac trunk
mulitdetector computed tomographic
angiography
gastrosplenic trunk
coeliac-colic trunk

Authors

K. Torres
G. Staśkiewicz
M. Denisow
Ł. Pietrzyk
A. Torres
M. Szukała
E. Czekajska-Chehab
A. Drop

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