celiac artery

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Synonyms for celiac artery

an artery that originates from the abdominal aorta just below the diaphragm and branches into the left gastric artery and the common hepatic artery and the splenic artery

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Methods: This was a retrospective, 132-month study (January 1992 to December 2002) of patients with celiac axis injuries.
Key Words: abdominal vascular injury, celiac axis injury, exsanguinating hemorrhage
Injuries to the celiac axis are uncommon but devastating, incurring high mortality rates.
Although previous series (11,15-16) describing abdominal vascular and SMA injuries have correlated mortality rates with the AAST-OIS for abdominal vascular injury, (14) none has reported its application to celiac axis injuries.
The syndrome is the result of compression of the celiac axis by the median arcuate ligament of the diaphragm.
An angiogram indicated occlusion of the celiac axis and identified the aneurysmal vessel to be the posterior pancreaticoduodenal artery.