A Rare Hepatic Arterial Variation Established in Preoperative MDCT Angiography
Ali Onder Atca, Ebru Yilmaz*, Berrin Erok, Ayhan Yilmaz, Erhun Eyupoglu and Turgut Ipek
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, GOP Taksim Education and Training Hospital, Turkey
- *Corresponding Author:
- Ebru Yilmaz, MD
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
GOP Taksim Education and Training Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: December 17, 2015; Accepted: February 05, 2016; Published: February 13, 2016
Citation: Atca AO, Yilmaz E, Erok B, Yilmaz A, Eyupoglu E, et al. (2016) A Rare Hepatic Arterial Variation Established in Preoperative MDCT Angiography. Surgery Curr Res 6:260. doi:10.4172/2161-1076.1000260
Copyright: © 2016 Atca AO, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Preoperative evaluation and exact description of origins and courses of hepatic vasculature is essential to avoid iatrogenic complications and to have effective results in surgical and radiologic procedures of hepatobiliary pancreatic region. Therefore, preoperative visceral angiography is critical. Digital substraction angiography is gold standart for the evaluation of vascular structures but its invasive nature limits its use. In recent years with the introduction of Multidetector CT (MDCT) Angiography, the use of conventional angiography has been reduced. We present a case of hepatic arterial variation in which Common Hepatic Artery (CHA) originates from not Celiac Trunk but from Superior Mesenteric Artery (SMA) which is established in preoperative MDCT Angiography of a patient scheduled for Whipple operation for cancer of pancreatic head.