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Variation in morphology and branching pattern of superior mesenteric artery

K. M. Taha, M. H. Karrar Alsharif, A. Y. Elamin
DOI: 10.5603/FM.a2017.0001
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Pubmed: 28150273
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Folia Morphol 2017;76(3):532-535.

open access

Vol 76, No 3 (2017)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2017-01-13
Submitted: 2016-04-20
Accepted: 2016-07-04

Abstract

The anatomical variations of superior mesenteric artery branches are common. In this study we reported an extraordinary morphology and branching of superior mesenteric artery, during our routine dissection of a 38-year-old Sudanese male cadaver, where the superior mesenteric artery forms an arch over the confluence of inferior vena cava and left renal vein.

Other variations observed were: 1) The superior mesenteric artery shares the same origin of coeliac trunk; 2) The unusual origin of right hepatic artery.

We think that the knowledge of these variations plays an important role in conducting and planning of radiological and surgical procedures especially in hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery. Morphology and branching patterns of this artery is anecdotic, which makes this case the most unique.

Abstract

The anatomical variations of superior mesenteric artery branches are common. In this study we reported an extraordinary morphology and branching of superior mesenteric artery, during our routine dissection of a 38-year-old Sudanese male cadaver, where the superior mesenteric artery forms an arch over the confluence of inferior vena cava and left renal vein.

Other variations observed were: 1) The superior mesenteric artery shares the same origin of coeliac trunk; 2) The unusual origin of right hepatic artery.

We think that the knowledge of these variations plays an important role in conducting and planning of radiological and surgical procedures especially in hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery. Morphology and branching patterns of this artery is anecdotic, which makes this case the most unique.

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Keywords

superior mesenteric artery, coeliac trunk, right hepatic artery, right gastro-omental artery

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Title

Variation in morphology and branching pattern of superior mesenteric artery

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 76, No 3 (2017)

Pages

532-535

Published online

2017-01-13

DOI

10.5603/FM.a2017.0001

Pubmed

28150273

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2017;76(3):532-535.

Keywords

superior mesenteric artery
coeliac trunk
right hepatic artery
right gastro-omental artery

Authors

K. M. Taha
M. H. Karrar Alsharif
A. Y. Elamin

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