An uncommon variation of the coeliac trunk in an adult patient with a splenic infarct : computed tomography angiography findings

Ozgokce M., Ayyildiz V., Ogul H.

ACTA GASTRO-ENTEROLOGICA BELGICA, vol.80, no.2, pp.331-333, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Letter
  • Volume: 80 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.331-333
  • Keywords: Anatomic variation, Hepatic arteries, Celiac trunk, Splenic infarct, CT angiography, HEPATIC-ARTERY, ANATOMY, LIVER, VARIANTS
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


In several clinical situations, such as living-donor liver transplantations and surgical treatment of hepatic tumors, the knowledge of the arterial hepatic vasculature is crucial (1-3). The complicated nature of the variable anatomy of the celiac trunk and hepatic arteries may complicate surgical resection. Therefore, accurate knowledge of the vascular anatomy before surgical therapy is required (3). In the present case, the splenic infarct may have been secondary to or favored by the observed arterial arrangement. Computed tomography (CT) angiography offers excellent three-dimensional reformatted images and is a useful noninvasive method for demonstrating the details of vascular structures (4).