A rare variation of the coeliac trunk

Cicekcibasi A., Uysal I., Seker M., Tuncer I., Buyukmumcu M., Salbacak A.

ANNALS OF ANATOMY-ANATOMISCHER ANZEIGER, vol.187, no.4, pp.387-391, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 187 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.aanat.2005.02.011
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.387-391
  • Keywords: coeliac trunk, superior mesenteric artery, coeliacomesenteric trunk, variation, SUPERIOR MESENTERIC-ARTERY, CELIOMESENTERIC TRUNK, ANEURYSM, STENOSIS, ABSENCE
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: No


The hepatic, splenic and left gastric arteries are considered as the "main classic branches" of the coeliac trunk. During the routine dissections in the laboratory of the Anatomy Department in a 62-year-old mate cadaver, a rare variation, a coeliacomesenteric trunk was observed. This trunk gave rise to the left gastric, the common hepatic, the splenic, the left gastro-epiploic, the right and Left inferior phrenic arteries. The developmental and clinical significance of this anomalous vessel is discussed. (c) 2005 Elsevier GmbH. All rights reserved.