Case Report

Rare hepatic artery anomaly (Michel type unclassified) in a patient who underwent radical gastrectomy for gastric cancer: a case report


  • Hüseyin ÇİYİLTEPE
  • Durmuş Ali ÇETİN
  • Ulaş ADAY
  • Ebubekir GÜNDEŞ
  • Kamuran Cumhur DEĞER
  • Mustafa DUMAN

Received Date: 17.05.2016 Accepted Date: 18.07.2016 Bezmialem Science 2017;5(3):142-144

Hepatic artery variations are common clinical occurrences. Injury to these variant arteries during gastric cancer surgery is mostly caused by their unknown anatomy. These complications can cause serious problems and therefore, recognizing these variations in the preoperative period for minimizing the risk of injury is very important. In the present study, we present a rare hepatic artery anomaly found during a preoperative computed tomography evaluation of a patient who underwent gastric cancer surgery. Detailed examination of patients with preoperative computed tomography evaluation and obtaining three-dimensional angiographic image sections in the case of doubts is useful for preventing hepatic artery injuries.

Keywords: Hepatic artery variation, gastric cancer, 3D angiographic CT