Hepato-Splenic-Mesenteric Trunk. Description of an Abnormal Disposition of the Celiac Trunk
Mariano del Sol; Nicolás Ernesto Ottone & Bélgica Vásquez
The study of arterial patterns of vascular distribution requires a precise knowledge of the anatomical variations of both origin and distribution of the corresponding arteries and arterial branches. In this work, the presence of a hepato- splenic-mesenteric trunk is described, a highly infrequent arterial disposition. The knowledge of the different possibilities of disposition of the arteries corresponding to the celiac trunk and its branches will be of importance for the adequate interpretation of imaging studies, as well as for the precise planning of surgical and interventional acts in the abdominal region.
KEY WORDS: Hepato-splenic-mesenteric trunk; Anatomical variation; Celiac trunk.