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Vol 76, No 3 (2017)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2017-01-27
Submitted: 2016-11-29
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Triple arterial blood supply to the liver and double cystic arteries

J. Dolenšek
DOI: 10.5603/FM.a2017.0008
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Pubmed: 28150275
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Folia Morphol 2017;76(3):523-526.

open access

Vol 76, No 3 (2017)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2017-01-27
Submitted: 2016-11-29
Accepted: 2017-01-02

Abstract

A rare combination of variations in the arterial supply of the liver and gallbladder was encountered in a male cadaver. The simultaneous occurrence of an accessory left hepatic artery and an accessory right hepatic artery from which double cystic arteries arose (one of which was low-lying). This combination has not yet been reported. The accessory left hepatic artery originated from the left gastric artery. The accessory right hepatic artery originated from the superior mesenteric artery. Such arterial variations are caused by differences in embryological development. This, however, may lead to complications related to diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in the upper abdomen.

Abstract

A rare combination of variations in the arterial supply of the liver and gallbladder was encountered in a male cadaver. The simultaneous occurrence of an accessory left hepatic artery and an accessory right hepatic artery from which double cystic arteries arose (one of which was low-lying). This combination has not yet been reported. The accessory left hepatic artery originated from the left gastric artery. The accessory right hepatic artery originated from the superior mesenteric artery. Such arterial variations are caused by differences in embryological development. This, however, may lead to complications related to diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in the upper abdomen.

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Keywords

hepatic arteries variations, accessory hepatic artery, low-lying cystic artery

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Title

Triple arterial blood supply to the liver and double cystic arteries

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 76, No 3 (2017)

Pages

523-526

Published online

2017-01-27

DOI

10.5603/FM.a2017.0008

Pubmed

28150275

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2017;76(3):523-526.

Keywords

hepatic arteries variations
accessory hepatic artery
low-lying cystic artery

Authors

J. Dolenšek

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