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Assessment of the incidence of accessory hepatic arteries: literature review

M. Malicki1, W. Marcinkowska1, G. P. Georgiev2, N. Zielinska1, Ł. Olewnik1
DOI: 10.5603/FM.a2021.0081
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Pubmed: 34608985
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  1. Department of Anatomical Dissection and Donation, Medical University of Lodz, Poland
  2. Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, University Hospital Queen Giovanna-ISUL, Medical University of Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria

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Ahead of Print
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Submitted: 2021-05-31
Accepted: 2021-07-17
Published online: 2021-08-24

Abstract

Modern medicine is developing towards application of endovascular techniques such as trans-arterial hepatic chemoembolization. They displace classic open procedures. However, their correct planning and performance depend on the knowledge pre-operative detection of hepatic arterial anatomical variations.  The main abnormality that may generate complications during radiological and surgical procedures is occurrence of an accessory hepatic artery. In the present study we propose our own classification of the variability observed in the vessels  based on cases reported in the literature. It analyzes more types of variations as compared to previous trials. A great advantage of this study is also a description of different pathological and frequently life-threatening conditions associated with hepatic arteries. This study is of value to medical practitioners, e.g. surgeons.

Abstract

Modern medicine is developing towards application of endovascular techniques such as trans-arterial hepatic chemoembolization. They displace classic open procedures. However, their correct planning and performance depend on the knowledge pre-operative detection of hepatic arterial anatomical variations.  The main abnormality that may generate complications during radiological and surgical procedures is occurrence of an accessory hepatic artery. In the present study we propose our own classification of the variability observed in the vessels  based on cases reported in the literature. It analyzes more types of variations as compared to previous trials. A great advantage of this study is also a description of different pathological and frequently life-threatening conditions associated with hepatic arteries. This study is of value to medical practitioners, e.g. surgeons.

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Keywords

accessory hepatic artery, liver vascularization, aneurysm, morphological variations, hepatic artery, new classification, celiac trunk, superior mesenteric artery, left hepatic artery, right hepatic artery

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Title

Assessment of the incidence of accessory hepatic arteries: literature review

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Ahead of Print

Article type

Review article

Published online

2021-08-24

DOI

10.5603/FM.a2021.0081

Pubmed

34608985

Keywords

accessory hepatic artery
liver vascularization
aneurysm
morphological variations
hepatic artery
new classification
celiac trunk
superior mesenteric artery
left hepatic artery
right hepatic artery

Authors

M. Malicki
W. Marcinkowska
G. P. Georgiev
N. Zielinska
Ł. Olewnik

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