Hepatomesenteric trunk

Kahraman G., Marur T. , Tanyeli E., Yildirim M.

Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy, vol.23, no.6, pp.433-435, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00276-001-0433-z
  • Title of Journal : Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy
  • Page Numbers: pp.433-435


An hepatomesenteric trunk, formed by the common hepatic and superior mesenteric arteries, was found in a 50-year-old male cadaver. The left gastric and splenic arteries arose as a common trunk, the gastrosplenic trunk, from the abdominal aorta ; no typical celiac trunk was present. In addition, the hepatomesenteric trunk passed posterior to the portal vein. A knowledge of variations of the common hepatic artery may be important in pancreaticoduodenectomy, as well as during hepatic artery infusion chemotherapy.