Evaluación Anatómica del Tronco Celíaco y sus Ramas en una Muestra de Población Mestiza Colombiana

Translated title of the contribution: Anatomical Evaluation of the Celiac Trunk and its Branches in a Sample of Colombian Mestizo Population

Bladimir Saldarriaga Tellez, Luis Ernesto Ballesteros Acuña

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Abstract

The celiac trunk (CT) is the branch of the abdominal aorta artery (AA) that provides irrigation to the distal portion of the esophagus, the middle part of the duodenum, the stomach, pancreas, spleen and additionally supplies the liver; its different anatomical expressions are reported in the different population groups with variable incidence. The morphological characteristics of the CT and its branches were evaluated in 26 blocks of the supramesocolic floor of unclaimed adult male corpses, of the mestizo population group, who were autopsied at the Institute of Legal Medicine of Bucaramanga-Colombia. Type I CT was observed in 23 specimens (88.4 %), of which 16 samples (61.5 %) corresponded. to subtype Ia with bifurcation and formation of the hepatosplenic trunk. There was one case (3.8 %) in which the branches of the CT originated independently of the AA. The CT had an average length of 18.6 SD 7.53 mm and an external diameter of 7 SD 1.24 mm. Of the CT branches, the splenic artery presented an average diameter of 5.89 SD 1.04 mm without statistically significant differences in relation to the diameter of the AHC, but if in relation to the diameter of the IGA (P = 0.70; p <0.001 respectively). The vast majority of the sample evaluated shows the presence of a hepatosplenic trunk followed by trifurcation in a true tripod configuration. Knowledge of CT branching patterns should be taken into account by gastroenterological surgeons, interventional radiologists, and oncologists to avoid complications during abdominal surgical procedures.

Translated title of the contributionAnatomical Evaluation of the Celiac Trunk and its Branches in a Sample of Colombian Mestizo Population
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)1743-1748
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Morphology
Volume39
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2021

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