Rare case of the trunk of the inferior phrenic arteries originating from a common stem with a superior additional left renal artery from the abdominal aorta

Authors

  • Gratian D. Miclaus,

    1. Department of Anatomy, “Victor Babes” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara, Romania
    2. Neuromed Diagnostic Imaging Centre, Timisoara, Romania
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  • Petru Matusz,

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Anatomy, “Victor Babes” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara, Romania
    • Department of Anatomy, “Victor Babes” University of Medicine and Pharmacy 2, Eftimie Murgu Square, 300041 Timişoara, Romania
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  • Marios Loukas,

    1. Department of Anatomical Sciences, School of Medicine, St George's University, Grenada, West Indies
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  • Horia Ples

    1. Neuromed Diagnostic Imaging Centre, Timisoara, Romania
    2. Department of Neurosurgery, “Victor Babes” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara, Romania
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Abstract

We describe in this article a rare case of a 39-year-old male with an inferior phrenic arteries trunk (IPAaT) originating from a common stem with a superior additional left renal artery (SAdLRA) from the abdominal aorta as revealed by routine multidetector computed tomography angiography. The IPAaT with an endoluminal diameter at the origin of 2.8 mm had an upward path with a total length of 18.4 mm, forking to the right inferior phrenic artery and left inferior phrenic artery. These two arteries had an endoluminal diameter at the origin of 1.7 mm and 2.0 mm, respectively. The presence of the common stem of the IPAaT with a SAdLRA and the length of the IPAaT complicate selective chemoembolization of the liver parenchyma. Clin. Anat. 25:979–982, 2012. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

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