Relationship of the celiac and superior mesenteric arteries to the vertebral bodies and its clinical relevance.

To determine the relationship of the origins of the celiac artery (CA) and superior mesenteric artery (SMA) to the vertebral bodies, and their distribution in males and females, we examined them quantitatively on the angiograms of 1,591 patients (male 1,003, female 588). Our results showed that the origins of the CA and SMA were highly variable: 14.0% of… CONTINUE READING