hepatic artery

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hepatic artery

(1) Common hepatic artery; arteria hepatica communis [NA]. 
(2) Proper hepatic artery; arteria hepatica propria [NA].

hepatic artery

The continuation of the common hepatic artery past the point from which the gastroduodenal artery branches off. The single (unpaired) hepatic artery gives off a branch to the gallbladder, i.e., the cystic artery and a branch to the stomach, i.e., the right gastric artery, before it divides into a right and left hepatic artery, which deliver systemic (oxygenated) blood to the liver.
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See also: artery

Hepatic artery

The blood vessel supplying arterial blood to the liver.
Mentioned in: Liver Transplantation
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8%) cases in which common hepatic artery divided to form gastrodoudenal, right hepatic and left hepatic artery, this pattern termed as "trifurcation" has been described by both Kemeny et al16 and Niederhuber and Ensminger25.
Anatomic variations in the course of the left hepatic artery.
Upon selective catheterization of the left hepatic artery leading to the tumor, a single infusion of one of three doses intended to deliver 50, 100 or 150 Gy of 90Y was administered.
The other origins include the left hepatic artery, the proper hepatic artery, the common hepatic artery, the gastroduodenal artery, the superior pancreaticduodenal artery and the superior mesenteric artery (Williams et al.
In the same way, the independent left hepatic artery, that would be born of the left gastric artery irrigating the whole left lobe, was not verified in any of our livers, such as it was described by Filipponi et al.
The Gastroduodenal artery was arising from the left hepatic artery and was normal in its course and distribution.