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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1--common hepatic artery, 2--proper hepatic artery, 3--gastroduodenal artery, 4--left hepatic artery, 5--right hepatic artery, 6--accessory left hepatic artery, 7--right gastroepiploic artery, 8--superior posterior pancreaticoduodenal artery, 9--superior duodenal artery, 10--right gastric artery, 11--the branch of the superior anterior pancreaticoduodenal artery, 12--portal vein, 13--liver, 14--common bile duct, 15--gall bladder, 16--duodenum, 17--pancreas, 18--intermediate hepatic artery.
1: common hepatic artery, 2: proper hepatic artery, 3: gastroduodenal artery, 4: left hepatic artery, 5: right hepatic artery, 6: accessory left hepatic artery, 7: intermediate hepatic artery, 8: superior posterior pancreaticoduodenal artery, 9: superior duodenal artery, 10: right gastric artery, 11: right gastroepiploic artery, 12: liver, 13: duodenum, 14: cystic artery, 15: hepatic duct, 16: cystic duct, and 17: common bile duct.
Caption: Figure 6: A: abdominal aorta; 1: celiac trunk, 2: left gastric artery, 3: accessory left gastric artery, 4: second left gastroepiploic artery, 5: second posterior gastric artery, 6: terminal branches of the splenic arteries, 7: splenic arteries, 8: left gastroepiploic artery, 9: posterior gastric artery, 10: right gastroepiploic artery, 11: superior anteriorpancreaticoduodenal artery, 12: gastroduodenal artery, 13: posterior superior pancreaticoduodenal artery, 14: right gastric artery, 15: superior duodenal artery, 16: left hepatic artery, 17: accessory left hepatic artery, 18: intermediate hepatic artery, 19: cystic artery, 20: right hepatic artery, 21: proper hepatic artery, and 22: common hepatic artery.
common hepatic artery giving rise to gastrodoudenal artery and then dividing into right hepatic artery and left hepatic artery, with right gastric artery and cystic artery arising from hepatic artery proper and right hepatic artery respectively, considered as type 1 in both Michels2 and Hiatts4 classification.
We found 2 (2.8%) 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.
One patient who underwent left hepatic artery angiography and coil embolization developed ischaemic cholangiopathy.
The other contributors were the left hepatic artery (6[+ or -]2%), hepatic artery proper (2[+ or -]2%), common hepatic artery (0[+ or -]6%), superior pancreatico-duodenal artery (0[+ or -]2%) and the superior mesenteric artery reported by Anson.
The Gastroduodenal artery was arising from the left hepatic artery and was normal in its course and distribution.
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.