Tortuosity of the human splenic artery.

  title={Tortuosity of the human splenic artery.},
  author={Paul A. Sylvester and Ralph Stewart and Harold Ellis},
  journal={Clinical anatomy},
  volume={8 3},
Arantius (1571) was the first to describe tortuosity of the splenic artery. The present study investigated the variations in its tortuosity in man, and possible relationships with age, sex, and presence of atheroma. Twenty-nine cadaveric specimens and forty-four celiac angiograms were studied. The straight distance from the origin of the splenic artery… CONTINUE READING