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Hepatic falciform artery

  • Paul F. Jaques
  • Matthew A. Mauro
  • Jeet Sandhu
Pictorial Essays

Abstract

The hepatic falciform artery is an occasional terminal branch of the left or middle hepatic artery, and may provide an uncommon but important collateral route when the principal visceral arteries are occluded.

Key words

Hepatic falciform artery chemoembolization Mesenteric vascular occlusive disease Arteriography Superumbilical rash 

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    Williams DM, Cho KY, Ensminger WD, Ziessman HA, Gyves JW (1985) Hepatic falciform artery: Anatomy, angiographic appearance, and clinical significance. Radiology 156:339–340PubMedGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag New York Inc 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul F. Jaques
    • 1
  • Matthew A. Mauro
    • 1
  • Jeet Sandhu
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiology, School of MedicineUniversity of North CarolinaChapel HillUSA

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