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An anomalous case of the hepatic artery arising from the superior mesenteric artery.
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PMID:  17969994     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In a stdudenet course of gross anatomy dissection at Kanagawa Dental College in 2006, we found an extremely rare case of the hepatic artery arising from the superior mesenteric artery of a 78-year-old Japanese male cadaver. This case belonged to type V in Adachi's classification of the celiac trunk and the superior mesenteric artery (1928). The gastro-splenic trunk and hepato-mesenteric trunk both arose from the abdominal aorta and the left gastric artery arose from the gastro-splenic trunk. The hepatic artery arose from the hepato-mesenteric trunk and crossed the portal vein anteriorly.
Akira Iimura; Takeshi Oguchi; Masakazu Shibata; Tsuneo Takahashi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Okajimas folia anatomica Japonica     Volume:  84     ISSN:  0030-154X     ISO Abbreviation:  Okajimas Folia Anat Jpn     Publication Date:  2007 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-10-31     Completed Date:  2007-11-27     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401014     Medline TA:  Okajimas Folia Anat Jpn     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  61-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anatomy, Kanagawa Dental College, 82 Inaoka, Yokosuka, Kanagawa 238-8580, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Celiac Artery / anatomy & histology
Hepatic Artery / abnormalities*,  anatomy & histology
Mesenteric Artery, Superior / abnormalities*,  anatomy & histology
Portal Vein / anatomy & histology
Splenic Artery / anatomy & histology

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