Absence of the celiac trunk: case report and review of the literature.

@article{Yi2008AbsenceOT,
  title={Absence of the celiac trunk: case report and review of the literature.},
  author={Shuang-Qin Yi and Hayato Terayama and Munekazu Naito and Shuichi Hirai and Sawuti Alimujang and Nozomi Yi and Shigenori Tanaka and Masahiro Itoh},
  journal={Clinical anatomy},
  year={2008},
  volume={21 4},
  pages={283-6}
}
The authors report a rare variation of the absence of the celiac trunk in a Japanese cadaver, with the left gastric, splenic, common hepatic, and superior mesenteric arteries arising independently from the abdominal aorta in the routine dissection of a 95-year-old Japanese male cadaver. The incidence and developmental and clinical significance of this variation is discussed with a detailed review of the literature. Knowledge of such case has important clinical significance in an abdominal… CONTINUE READING
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