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Anatomy Atlases: Illustrated Encyclopedia of Human Anatomic Variation: Opus II: Cardiovascular System: Variations in Origin of Left Hepatic Artery.

Illustrated Encyclopedia of Human Anatomic Variation: Opus II: Cardiovascular System

Variations in Origin of Left Hepatic Artery.

Ronald A. Bergman, PhD
Adel K. Afifi, MD, MS
Ryosuke Miyauchi, MD

Peer Review Status: Internally Peer Reviewed


Image of variations in origin of left hepatic artery

ALH, accessory left hepatic artery; ARH, accessory right hepatic; C, cystic; CA, celiac (axis); GD, gastroduodenal; LG, left gastric; LH, left hepatic; RG, right gastric; RH, right hepatic; RRH, replacing right hepatic; S, splenic; SM, superior mesenteric.

Daseler et al. provide the following summary:
Origin of left hepatic artery, 500 cases: common hepatic, 410; celiac, 57; replacing common hepatic, 23; left gastric, 9; gastroduodenal, 1.

Origin of accessory left hepatic artery; 175 cases: right hepatic, 99; left gastric, 54; common hepatic, 11; gastroduodenal, 6; celiac, 5.

Redrawn from Daseler, E.H., Anson, B.J., Hambley, W.C. and A.F. Reimann. The cystic artery and constituents of the hepatic pedicle. A study of 500 specimens. Surg. Gynecol. Obstet. 85:47-63, 1947.

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