Arteriographic demonstration of collateral arterial supply to the liver after hepatic artery ligation

Academic Article


  • Eight patients were studied arteriographically after hepatic artery ligation (done to control bleeding in 6). Sources of arterial flow to the liver after ligation were (a) replaced or accessory hepatic artery; (b) interlobar collaterals in the liver; (c) right inferior phrenic artery; (d) through the gastroduodenal artery from arterial branches in the pancreas, duodenum, and omentum; (e) fine collateral branches of the gastroduodenal artery as they pass into the porta hepatis; and (f) recanalization of the ligated hepatic artery. Collateral vessels, seen as early as four hours after ligation, increased in size and number during the following six months.
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  • Radiology  Journal
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    Author List

  • Koehler RE; Korobkin M; Lewis F
  • Start Page

  • 49
  • End Page

  • 54
  • Volume

  • 117
  • Issue

  • 1