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Anatomical variants of celiac trunk in Polish population using multidetector computed tomography angiography

A. Juszczak, J. Czyżowski, A. Mazurek, J. A. Walocha, A. Pasternak
DOI: 10.5603/FM.a2020.0051
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Pubmed: 32394417

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Background: Multidetector computed tomography angiography (MDCTA) has become a major part in evaluation of normal anatomy and its variants in patients undergoing operative or interventional procedures. The purpose of this study was to assess the frequency of anatomical variation of celiac trunk in patients undergoing MDCT angiography of the abdominal aorta. Materials and methods: A descriptive, retrospective study was carried out on MDCT angiographies performed from January 2014 till January 2020 in Polish patients. Celiac trunk was studied and normal and anatomical variations were noted according to Adachi’s classification. All patients with abnormalities affecting the vessels or a history of any vascular abnormality were excluded from the study. Results: Out of total 1000 patients, hepatogastrosplenic trunk was found in 93.0%. True and false types of trifurcation were observed. Hepatosplenic trunk were found in 2.8%, celiacomesenteric trunk in 1.1%, hepatomesenteric trunk in 1.7% gastrosplenic trunk were found in 1.4%. We have not observed hepatosplenomesenteric trunk. Conclusions: The type and knowledge of anatomy is of prime importance for an optimum preoperative planning in surgical or radiological procedure. MDCTA allows minimally invasive assessment of arterial anatomy with high quality 3D reconstruction images.

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Background: Multidetector computed tomography angiography (MDCTA) has become a major part in evaluation of normal anatomy and its variants in patients undergoing operative or interventional procedures. The purpose of this study was to assess the frequency of anatomical variation of celiac trunk in patients undergoing MDCT angiography of the abdominal aorta. Materials and methods: A descriptive, retrospective study was carried out on MDCT angiographies performed from January 2014 till January 2020 in Polish patients. Celiac trunk was studied and normal and anatomical variations were noted according to Adachi’s classification. All patients with abnormalities affecting the vessels or a history of any vascular abnormality were excluded from the study. Results: Out of total 1000 patients, hepatogastrosplenic trunk was found in 93.0%. True and false types of trifurcation were observed. Hepatosplenic trunk were found in 2.8%, celiacomesenteric trunk in 1.1%, hepatomesenteric trunk in 1.7% gastrosplenic trunk were found in 1.4%. We have not observed hepatosplenomesenteric trunk. Conclusions: The type and knowledge of anatomy is of prime importance for an optimum preoperative planning in surgical or radiological procedure. MDCTA allows minimally invasive assessment of arterial anatomy with high quality 3D reconstruction images.

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celiac trunk, variations, multidetector computed tomography angiography, MDCTA

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Anatomical variants of celiac trunk in Polish population using multidetector computed tomography angiography

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Folia Morphologica

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Original article

Published online

2020-05-04

DOI

10.5603/FM.a2020.0051

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32394417

Keywords

celiac trunk
variations
multidetector computed tomography angiography
MDCTA

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A. Juszczak
J. Czyżowski
A. Mazurek
J. A. Walocha
A. Pasternak

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