Surgically Important Variations of Coeliac Trunk


The coeliac trunk supplies arterial blood to the stomach, spleen, liver, gall bladder, abdominal oesophagus, pancreas, and duodenum, which are all foregut derivatives. The vascular structure of the pancreas is critical for surgeons performing ligation and arresting profuse bleeding during pancreas surgery. As a result, understanding the arteries that supply the pancreas and their variations is crucial. There was an uncommon tetrafurcation of the celiac trunk here. Apart from the normal three branches, the left gastric, splenic, and common hepatic arteries, the celiac trunk has a fourth branch, the dorsal pancreatic artery, which supplies the majority of the pancreas.

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Dr. P. K. Sankaran
Department of Anatomy, AIIMS, Mangalagiri, India.

Dr. R. Sarah
Department of Anatomy, AIIMS, Mangalagiri, India.

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