common hepatic artery

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com·mon he·pa·tic ar·ter·y

origin, terminal branch (with splenic artery) celiac trunk; branches, right gastric (variable), gastroduodenal, and proper hepatic.
Synonym(s): arteria hepatica communis [TA]

common hepatic artery

the visceral branch of the celiac trunk of the abdominal aorta, passing posterior to the pylorus and dividing into five branches: the gastroduodenal, right gastric, right hepatic, left hepatic, and middle hepatic.

com·mon he·pa·tic ar·te·ry

(kom'ŏn he-pat'ik ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Origin, celiac;branches, right gastric, gastroduodenal, and proper hepatic.
Synonym(s): arteria hepatica communis.

common hepatic artery

A branch of the celiac artery. It runs forward and to the right. After giving off the gastroduodenal artery, the common hepatic artery continues toward the liver as the hepatic artery.
See also: artery
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Options for bypass included the supraceliac bypass as described above, simple reconstruction of the celiac axis with or without patch angioplasty or other bypass procedures such as aortomesenteric bypass to a vessel of the celiac axis such as the common hepatic artery The patient did well after the procedure and was released from the hospital on postoperative day 5.
Diagnostic angiography with selective common hepatic artery and superselective gastroduodenal artery angiograms showed extravasation of contrast medium into a 4-5 cm pseudoaneurysm arising from the proximal third of the gastroduodenal artery, approximately 4 cm from the origin.
The hepatic arterial anastomosis is typically an end-to-end fish-mouth anastomosis where the donor common hepatic artery and splenic artery branch point or the origin of the celiac artery with an aortic Carrel patch (small portion of the adjacent aorta surrounding the celiac artery origin) is connected to the recipient right and left hepatic artery bifurcation or the proper hepaticgastroduodenal artery bifurcation.