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Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy

, Volume 41, Issue 11, pp 1391–1394 | Cite as

Splenic artery arising from hepatic artery proper in a patient with celiacomesenteric trunk: a rare anatomical variant

  • Jumanah AljahaniEmail author
  • Aeed Alaklabi
  • Waleed Almalki
  • Hana Alfaleh
  • Yousof Alzahrani
Anatomic Variations

Abstract

We report an extremely rare case of splenic artery arising from hepatic artery proper in a patient with celiacomesenteric trunk variant. This anatomical variation was detected angiographically during hepatic mapping prior to transarterial radioembolization (TARE) for hepatocellular carcinoma in an 84-year-old man. TARE of hepatic tumors is one of the frequent procedures done by interventional radiologists. The identification of such rare vascular aberrations is of great importance not only in current interventional radiology procedures such as radioembolization but also in surgery and diagnostic radiology. To the best of our knowledge, this vascular variant is a novel discovery.

Keywords

Aberrant splenic artery Hepatic artery proper Celiacomesenteric trunk Variant Hepatic mapping 

Notes

Author contributions

JA: manuscript writing/editing. AA: manuscript editing and figure selection. WA: manuscript writing/editing. HA: case selection. YAZ: case selection, data collection, and manuscript revision.

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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of MedicineKing Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences (KSAU-HS)RiyadhSaudi Arabia
  2. 2.Interventional Radiology Fellow, Medical Imaging Department, Ministry of National Guard-Health AffairsKing Abdullah Specialist Children’s Hospital (KASCH) and King AbdulAziz Medical City (KAMC)RiyadhSaudi Arabia
  3. 3.College of MedicineTaibah UniversityAl-Madinah Al-MunawarahSaudi Arabia
  4. 4.Radiology Resident, Medical Imaging Department, Ministry of National Guard-Health AffairsKing Abdullah Specialist Children’s Hospital (KASCH) and King AbdulAziz Medical City (KAMC)RiyadhSaudi Arabia
  5. 5.Consultant Interventional Radiologist, Medical Imaging Department, Ministry of National Guard-Health AffairsKing Abdullah Specialist Children’s Hospial (KASCH) and King AbdulAziz Medical City (KAMC)RiyadhSaudi Arabia

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