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A Rare Case of Unusual Origin of Left Colic Artery

Dr P. S. Saravanan, Dr Irfan Sagir Ansari, Dr Kapil Nagaraj

Abstract: We report here an anomalous origin and course of left colic artery in relation to pancreas during routine dissection of the abdominal region in a 60-year-old female in the department of surgery in Meenakshi medical college. The anomalous left colic artery took its origin from the superior mesenteric artery instead of inferior mesenteic artery and immediately divided into right and left branches. The right branch passed through the transverse mesocolon to supply the left one third of the transverse colon. The left branch traversed to the left along the inferior border of the body of the pancreas and supplying the left colic flexure of colon and descending colon. This aberrant course of the left colic artery can be considered as a vulnerable course as it is liable to injury during pancreatic and right hemicolectomy since the artery is not expected to run along the inferior border of the pancreas.Surgery of the pancreas and hemicolectomy , therefore, not only needs a knowledge of the normal course of branches of these vessels but also demands a good knowledge of possible anomalous vessels arising in this region.

Keywords: Aberrant left colic artery, vulnerable course, right hemicolectomy

Country: India, Subject Area: Medical Surgical

Pages: 1345 - 1347

Edition: Volume 8 Issue 7, July 2019

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Dr P. S. Saravanan, Dr Irfan Sagir Ansari, Dr Kapil Nagaraj, "A Rare Case of Unusual Origin of Left Colic Artery", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/archive/v8i7/show_abstract.php?id=ART20199892, Volume 8 Issue 7, July 2019, 1345 - 1347

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