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.
See: liver for illus.
See also: artery

Hepatic artery

The blood vessel supplying arterial blood to the liver.
Mentioned in: Liver Transplantation
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Shows the Patterns of Branching of Coeliac Trunk in Cadavers during Dissection in Anatomy Training Patterns of Arteries Branching N = 50 (%) Hepatolienogastric trunk Normal 39 78% Left inferior phrenic artery arising from Variant 8 16% the coeliac trunk Right inferior phrenic artery arising -- 0 0% from the coeliac trunk Both the right and the left inferior Variant 2 4% phrenic arteries arising from the coeliac trunk Common coeliac mesenteric trunk Anomaly 1 2% Left gastric artery arising from the Variant 1 2% abdominal aorta Common hepatic artery bifurcating into the Variant 1 2% hepatic proper and the gastroduodenal artery
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End-to-end choledocho-choledochostomy and graft hepatic artery to recipient RHA were anastomosed.
A microcatheter is necessary owing to the small calibre of the hepatic artery.
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The common hepatic artery was present in 28 (28%) cadavers as the last artery, the splenic artery in 6 (6%) and both arteries at the same level, as terminal branches, in 48 (48%) out of the 82 studied cadavers.