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Fig. 532. Celiac Artery and its Branches

The celiac artery and its branches; the liver has been raised, and the lesser omentum and anterior layer of the greater omentum removed.

The celiac artery (a. cæliaca; celiac axis) (Figs. 532, 533) is a short thick trunk, about 1.25 cm. in length, which arises from the front of the aorta, just below the aortic hiatus of the diaphragm, and, passing nearly horizontally forward, divides into three large branches, the left gastric, the hepatic, and the splenic; it occasionally gives off one of the inferior phrenic arteries.

The celiac artery is covered by the lesser omentum. On the right side it is in relation with the right celiac ganglion and the caudate process of the liver; on the left side, with the left celiac ganglion and the cardiac end of the stomach. Below, it is in relation to the upper border of the pancreas, and the lienal vein.



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Reference

Gray H. Anatomy of the human body. (1918) Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger.


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