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Agenesis of the celiac trunk: a case report and review of the literature

M. Karamanidi, D. Chrysikos, A. Samolis, V. Protogerou, N. Fourla, I. Michalis, G. Papaioannou, T. Troupis
DOI: 10.5603/FM.a2020.0093
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Pubmed: 32827311

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Vascular anatomical variations of the abdomen are very common. Awareness of these variations is of paramount importance in clinical practice mainly in achieving best results in minimal invasive or surgical vascular procedures. From surgical point of view, the preoperative knowledge of vascular anatomy and the relations to the surrounding structures and tissues aims to minimize inadvertent complications. Agenesis of the celiac trunk is one of the rare anatomical variations of the abdominal aorta. Limited number of cases have been reported in the medical literature, most of which are based on angiographic and cadaveric studies of adult humans. In this paper, we report a case of absence of the celiac trunk that has been detected as a incidental radiological finding in a female patient, that was admitted with abdominal pain.

Abstract

Vascular anatomical variations of the abdomen are very common. Awareness of these variations is of paramount importance in clinical practice mainly in achieving best results in minimal invasive or surgical vascular procedures. From surgical point of view, the preoperative knowledge of vascular anatomy and the relations to the surrounding structures and tissues aims to minimize inadvertent complications. Agenesis of the celiac trunk is one of the rare anatomical variations of the abdominal aorta. Limited number of cases have been reported in the medical literature, most of which are based on angiographic and cadaveric studies of adult humans. In this paper, we report a case of absence of the celiac trunk that has been detected as a incidental radiological finding in a female patient, that was admitted with abdominal pain.

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Keywords

celiac trunk agenesis; tripus Halleri absence; anatomical variation

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Agenesis of the celiac trunk: a case report and review of the literature

Journal

Folia Morphologica

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Ahead of Print

Article type

Case report

Published online

2020-08-14

DOI

10.5603/FM.a2020.0093

Pubmed

32827311

Keywords

celiac trunk agenesis
tripus Halleri absence
anatomical variation

Authors

M. Karamanidi
D. Chrysikos
A. Samolis
V. Protogerou
N. Fourla
I. Michalis
G. Papaioannou
T. Troupis

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