Unusual Case Of Hepatomesenteric Trunk
This case-report describes the presence of hepato-mesenteric trunk instead of classical celiac and
superior mesenteric arteries in a 66 years old male cadaver during routine dissection in anatomy lab at our
institution. The celiac trunk showed two classical branches, the splenic and left gastric and the common hepatic
artery took origin from the superior mesenteric artery. Knowledge of variations concerning the celiac trunk and
superior mesenteric arteries are of great importance for surgical approaches like pancreaticodudenectomy, liver
transplantation and arterial chemotherapy infusion treatment of hepatic and pancreatic tumors.
Keywords - Hepato Mesenteric Trunk, Gastrosplenic Trunk, Celiac Trunk Variation.