Replaced common hepatic artery originating from the superior mesenteric artery and prepancreatic, anterior course in a patient with cephalic pancreaticoduodenectomy - case report

Vol. 58 No. 2, 2017


Octavian Marius Cretu, Emil Florin Hut, Radu Gheorghe Dan, Mihnea Munteanu, Bogdan Dan Totolici, Octavian Aurel Andercou

The presence of hepatic arterial variations is particularly important for patients undergoing cephalic pancreaticoduodenectomy, because it can lead to unnecessary incidents or postoperative complications. We present the case of a patient with pancreatic head neoplasm in which the cephalic pancreaticoduodenectomy was performed and the origin of common hepatic artery from superior mesenteric artery, with an anterior, prepancreatic course.

Corresponding author: Radu Gheorghe Dan, Assistant Professor, MD, PhD; e-mail:

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