Accessory right hepatic artery from superior mesenteric artery     Orient Journal of Medicine    Vol 22 [1-4] Jan-Dec, 2010
ORIGINAL ARTICLE

Accessory right hepatic artery originating from the superior mesenteric artery: report on three cadaveric cases from Sokoto, North-Western Nigeria and review of literature

Abdullahi D ZAGGA
Jibrin D USMAN
Abubakar B
Aziz A TADROS

Department of Anatomy
College of Health Sciences
Usmanu Danfodiyo University
Sokoto

Author for Correspondence
Dr. Abdullahi D. Zagga
Department of Anatomy
College of Health Sciences
Usmanu Danfodiyo University
PMB 2346 Sokoto
Nigeria.

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ABSTRACT

Background:
The superior mesenteric artery may be the source of the common hepatic, gastroduodenal, accessory right hepatic, accessory pancreatic or splenic arteries.

Objective: To present three cases of accessory right hepatic artery originating from the superior mesenteric artery in black African cadavers as found during routine cadaveric dissections.

Materials and Method: The abdomens of 8 adult male black African cadavers were dissected according to the description and guidance by Romanes (1996). The superior mesenteric arteries, liver (especially the visceral surfaces), gall bladders, cystic ducts, portal veins and gastroduodenal arteries were exposed.
Results: Three cadaveric cases of the accessory right hepatic arteries arising from the superior mesenteric arteries were observed. One of the cases was noticed to give a cystic branch.

Conclusion: Since there are no Nigerian studies on the accessory right hepatic artery arising from the superior mesenteric artery, these reports might contribute useful data to the literature regarding the same.

Keywords: Accessory, cadaver, right hepatic artery, Sokoto
Accepted 1st March, 2010

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