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Case Studies | Surgery | India | Volume 12 Issue 7, July 2023
Aberrant Right Hepatic Artery Observed During an Elective Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: A Case Report
Anil K Behera | Bikash Ranjan Mishra | Jagadeep Satapathy | Sujit K Mohanrty | Jayanta Kumar Biswal
Abstract: Knowledge of aberration in anatomy of hepatic artery is of utmost significance and very much Important in hepatobiliary surgeries as well as upper GI surgeries. Variations in anatomy of hepatic arteries is very commonly observed and reported to have a prevalence of 13% to as high as 48% (1). Normal hepatic arterial anatomy can be found only in 50% - 70% individuals (2). Such frequent incidence of variations in anatomy always requires changes in surgical techniques and also postoperative management. In absence of proper preoperative evaluation or intraoperative keen eye and presence of mind such aberrations are easy to miss with disastrous consequences such as unintentional hemorrhage or necrosis of a part or whole of liver or life threatening biliary complications. The most commonly employed classification for abnormal hepatic artery is by Michels and Hiatt (3) (4). These classification systems are landmarks in themselves but they do not consider anatomic course of hepatic artery and its topographic relation to adjacent structures. The aim of this case report is to bring out such an aberrantly long right hepatic artery with abnormal course to the public knowledge.
Keywords: Right Hepatic Artery, Laparoscopy Cholecystectomy
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 7, July 2023,
Pages: 1616 - 1618