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An extremely uncommon variation of left hepatic artery around the esophagus: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18786139     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An extremely rare case of a replaced left hepatic artery (LHA) around the esophagus in a deceased multi-organ donor is reported. The liver could not be harvested unless either of the LHA or the esophagus was transected. This is the second report of a LHA off the left gastric artery with such a peculiar course around the esophagus. Whether to cut the artery or the hollow viscus in such a situation is controversial; nevertheless, a surgeon must precisely identify all the extrahepatic arteries during liver harvest, to prevent injuries that might result in compromised complete arterialization of the graft.
Gulum Altaca; Hamdi Karakayali; Mehmet Haberal
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2008-09-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical transplantation     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1399-0012     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Transplant     Publication Date:    2009 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-02-09     Completed Date:  2009-04-30     Revised Date:  2010-11-10    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8710240     Medline TA:  Clin Transplant     Country:  Denmark    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  121-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of General Surgery, University of Baskent, School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Esophagus / blood supply*
Fatal Outcome
Hepatic Artery / abnormalities*,  surgery*
Liver / blood supply*
Stomach / blood supply
Young Adult

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