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Properties of the celiac trunk--anatomical study.
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PMID:  20977083     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Although anatomical properties and vessel variations of the celiac trunk are well explored in the literature, there is not so much information on the arterial diameters, and this data is important for surgical procedures and angiographic examinations. The aim of this study was to investigate properties of the celiac trunk in humans by using anatomical dissection. Ninety cadavers were dissected for the celiac trunk identification and arterial diameter measurements. The results of anatomical examination showed that in 72% of all cases the celiac trunk divides into the splenic artery and the common hepatic artery, while the left gastric artery arises as a first branch and had origin between aorta, all over the celiac trunk up to a bifurcation. From the 90 cadavers, 4 presented anatomical variations. Where normal anatomy was present, the mean length of the celiac trunk was 1.9 +/- 0.08 cm and its mean arterial diameter was 0.78 +/- 0.08 cm. The splenic artery had the largest diameter (0.61 +/- 0.05 cm) and the left gastric artery had the smallest diameter (0.38 +/- 0.03 cm). Our data represent original results about anatomical variations and arterial diameter of the celiac trunk and its main branches provided by anatomical dissection.
Daniela Malnar; Gordana Starcević Klasan; Damir Miletić; Snjezana Bajek; Tamara Soić Vranić; Juraj Arbanas; Dragica Bobinac; Miran Coklo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Collegium antropologicum     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0350-6134     ISO Abbreviation:  Coll Antropol     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-27     Completed Date:  2010-11-09     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003354     Medline TA:  Coll Antropol     Country:  Croatia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  917-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anatomy, School of Medicine, Rijeka University, Rijeka, Croatia.
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MeSH Terms
Celiac Artery / anatomy & histology*
Middle Aged

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