Keywords : Aberrant hepatic artery, Accessory hepatic artery, Computed tomography
STUDY OF ANATOMIC VARIANTS OF HEPATIC ARTERIES IN CONTRAST ENHANCED COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY SCAN OF ABDOMEN
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2023, Volume 10, Issue 1, Pages 2131-2144
Aim: The objective of the present study was to assess the anatomic variants of hepatic artery in contrast enhanced computed tomography scan of abdomen.
Methods: The Prospective Study was conducted at tertiary care Hospital where 300 patients were included in the study. Institutional Ethical Committee (IEC) clearance was obtained before the start of the study. Informed consent and written consent were obtained from all the parents/guardians.
Results: Maximum number of study individuals were belonged to 51-60 years age group (29%), followed by 20-30 years age group (25.7%). There were 143 females and 157 males in the study population. Among the study population, 267 (89.00%) individuals had complete course of right hepatic artery (i.e.no accessory hepatic artery and no aberrant hepatic artery). 24 (8%) individuals had aberrant right hepatic artery while 9 (3%) individuals had accessory right hepatic artery. Among the study population, 260 (86.00%) individuals had complete course of left hepatic artery (i.e.no accessory hepatic artery and no aberrant hepatic artery). 27 (9.7%) individuals had aberrant left hepatic artery while 13 (4.3%) individuals had accessory left hepatic artery.
Conclusion: Knowledge of variant anatomy is important prior to surgical and interventional procedures which can reduce the incidence of post-operative complications.