Accessory Right Hepatic Artery Compensating Rudimentary Right Branch of Hepatic Artery Proper - A Case Report

Kumar, Naveen and Swamy, Ravindra S and Shetty, Prakashchandra and Nayak, Satheesha B and Patil, Jyothsna and Shetty, Surekha D and Guru, Anitha (2014) Accessory Right Hepatic Artery Compensating Rudimentary Right Branch of Hepatic Artery Proper - A Case Report. International Journal of Health Sciences and Research, 4 (5). pp. 331-334. ISSN 2249-9571

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Abstract

Replaced right hepatic artery and accessory right hepatic artery (ARHA) are the rare form of variant hepatic arterial system. During routine dissection of abdominal cavity, we observed an ARHA arising from the proximal part of superior mesenteric artery. This anomalous artery was found to be compensating the nutritional source of the right lobe of the liver which might have been deprived due to rudimentary right branch of hepatic artery proper. In addition to this, the AHA was also supplying the gall bladder and cystic duct through its cystic branches. Presence of ARHA in addition to original right branch of the hepatic artery proper may get unnoticed by the surgeons or therapeutic radiologists leading to serious complications following its iatrogenic injury. Therefore, ascertaining the presence or absence of ARHA is prerequisite before planning and executing surgical or radiological interventions in this region.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Accessory right hepatic artery; celiac trunk; superior mesenteric artery; right hepatic artery.
Subjects: Medicine > MMMC Manipal > Anatomy
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2014 04:12
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2014 04:12
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/139640

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