The celiomesenteric trunk is a rare congenital vascular anomaly characterized by a common origin of the celiac axis and superior mesenteric artery. We report two variants: one in which the left gastric artery arises from a short common trunk and a second where the left gastric artery originates directly from the aorta above the common trunk. We discuss a possible embryologic mechanism for formation of these variants and the clinical implications. These cases also illustrate the ability of multidetector CT to provide quality images of such vascular anomalies.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging