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Indian Journal of Clinical Anatomy and Physiology

Morphometric analysis of the vertebral level of origin of the coeliac trunk and its length

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Author Details: Vinitha G, Pampanagouda

Volume : 5

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2394-2126

Print ISSN : 2394-2118

Article First Page : 116

Article End Page : 119


Introduction: The advent of minimal invasive surgery, robotic surgeries, radiological procedures and increased frequency of laparoscopic surgeries has made the clinicians to have a good knowledge of asymptomatic vascular anatomic variations.
Aim: In this study coeliac trunk (CT) length and its vertebral level of origin was noted and analyzed.
Materials and Methods: 45 cadavers (32 male, 13 female) in the department of Anatomy, Bangalore Medical College and Research institute were dissected during 2014-17, data collected analyzed and compared.
Results: The average length of CT was 1.5cms ranging between 0.3cm to 2.7cm.6 cadavers measured <1cm, 19 between 1.1 to 1.5 cm, 16 between 1.6 to 2cm, 3 between 2.1 to 2.5cm and only 1 measured >2.6 cm. The level of origin of CT was 26(58%) cadavers at lower border of T12, 13(29%) cadavers between T12 and L1 and only 6(13%) of them at upper border of L1.
Conclusion: Morphometric knowledge of CT with its subtypes and variants has become necessary for surgeons and radiologists to do proper preoperative planning in transplantation and tumor resections.

Keywords: Coeliac trunk length, Coeliac trunk origin, Coeliac trunk variations, Computed tomography, Branches.

Doi :-https://doi.org/10.18231/2394-2126.2018.0026