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1. the part of the body to which the head and limbs are attached; called also torso.
2. a larger structure, such as a vessel or nerve, from which smaller divisions or branches arise, or that is created by their union. adj., adj trun´cal.
brachiocephalic trunk truncus brachiocephalicus.
celiac trunk the arterial trunk arising from the abdominal aorta and giving origin to the left gastric, common hepatic, and splenic arteries.
encephalic trunk brainstem.
lumbosacral trunk a trunk formed by union of the lower part of ventral branch of the fourth lumbar nerve with the ventral branch of the fifth lumbar nerve.
lymphatic t's the lymphatic vessels (right or left lumbar, intestinal, right or left bronchomediastinal, right or left subclavian, and right or left jugular trunks) that drain lymph from various regions of the body into the right lymphatic or thoracic duct.
pulmonary trunk a vessel arising from the conus arteriosus of the right ventricle and bifurcating into the right and left pulmonary arteries.
sympathetic trunk two long ganglionated nerve strands, one on each side of the vertebral column, extending from the base of the skull to the coccyx.
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ce·li·ac trunk

(sē'lē-ak trŭngk)
Origin, abdominal aorta just below diaphragm; branches, left gastric, common hepatic, splenic.
Synonym(s): truncus celiacus [TA] , arteria celiaca, celiac artery, coeliac trunk.
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Albrecht von, Swiss physiologist, 1708-1777.
Haller annulus - Synonym(s): Haller insula
Haller ansa - Synonym(s): communicating branch of facial nerve with glossopharyngeal nerve
Haller arches
Haller circle - (1) a network of branches of the short ciliary arteries on the sclera around the point of entrance of the optic nerve. Synonym(s): vascular circle of optic nerve; (2) a venous plexus in the areola surrounding the nipple.Synonym(s): areolar venous plexus
Haller cones - the coiled portion of the efferent ductules that constitute the head of the epididymis. Synonym(s): lobules of epididymis
Haller habenula - rarely used term for the cordlike remains of the vaginal process of the peritoneum. Synonym(s): Scarpa habenula
Haller insula - a doubling of the thoracic duct for part of its course through the thorax. Synonym(s): Haller annulus
Haller line - a thickened band of pia mater along the midline of the anterior surface of the spinal cord. Synonym(s): linea splendens
Haller plexus - a nervous plexus of sympathetic filaments and branches of the external laryngeal nerve on the surface of the inferior constrictor muscle of the pharynx.
Haller rete - the network of canals at the termination of the straight tubules in the mediastinum testis. Synonym(s): rete testis
Haller tripod - abdominal artery. Synonym(s): celiac trunk
Haller tunica vasculosa - the vascular, pigmentary, or middle coat of the eye, comprising the choroid, ciliary body, and iris. Synonym(s): vascular tunic of eye
Haller unguis - the lower of two elevations on the medial wall of the posterior horn of the lateral ventricle of the brain. Synonym(s): calcar avis
Haller vas aberrans - a narrow, coiled tubule frequently connected to the first part of the ductus deferens or to the lower part of the ductus epididymitis. Synonym(s): inferior aberrant ductule
Haller vascular tissue - the outer portion of the choroid of the eye containing the largest blood vessels. Synonym(s): vascular lamina of choroid
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Decompression of the celiac trunk can prevent the formation of aneurysm (5), and celiac trunk revascularization is crucial for the blood supply to the liver (5).
Variations in the anatomy of the celiac trunk. A systematic review and clinical implications.
Clinical and radiologic characteristics of the full cohort (n=37) Characteristics Total Age (years) 56.1[+ or -]13.8 Male gender 22 (59.5) BMI (kg/[m.sup.2]) 23.7[+ or -]3.7 Associated factors Diabetes 4 (26.5) Hypertension 12 (32.4) Current smoker 11 (29.7) Alcohol consumption 16 (43.2) Symptomatic 5 (13.5) Radiologic findings of MALS Celiac trunk Stenosis 30 (81.1) Obstruction 7 (18.9) Collateral circulation 17 (45.9) Peripancreatic network 14 (82.4) Non-peripancreatic 3 (17.6) Aneurysm 9 (24.3) Peripancreatic network 5 (55.6) Non-peripancreatic 4 (44.4) Treatments 2 (5.4) Curative surgery 1 (50) Coil embolization for bleeding 1 (50) Follow-up period (months) 23.3[+ or -]28.4 Follow-up CT 23 (62.2) Data are presented as n (%) or mean[+ or -]standard deviation.
The left gastric artery can take origin from aorta, celiac trunk, or accessory left hepatic artery (1-16%) and left hepatic artery (10%) [11] or may have a common trunk with the hepatic artery (1.7%) [9].
Patients with GERD without comorbidity had distinct reduction in the values of celiac trunk diameter and blood flow velocity in comparison with control group, but less significant than in IHD patients with concomitant GERD.
Infection, trauma from surgeries or endoscopic procedures, collagen diseases, and pancreatitis [8] form the basis for the formation of pseudoaneurysms which becomes more prevalent when the arcade is enlarged secondary to celiac trunk stenosis [9].
Compression of the celiac trunk and abdominal angina: preliminary report of 15 cases.
Hospital records were reviewed to identify all adult patients who underwent catheter-directed embolization of any branch of the celiac trunk for upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding from 2000 to 2012.
Endovascular repair was performed with an aortic branch graft including side branches for the celiac trunk, superior mesenteric artery (SMA), and the right renal artery.
The celiac trunk, SMA, and left renal artery were controlled with vessel loops.
The substantial part of SB is arterially supplied by superior mesenteric artery (SMA) except duodenum (part of celiac trunk).
This edition has reworked chapters on the heart and lungs and contains 20 new dissections, such as for the ligaments of the vertebral column and the costovertebral joints, the arteries of the celiac trunk, the branches of the abdominal aorta, the iliac vessels, the female recto-uterine pouch, and the male perineal neurovascular structures.