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Left Artery of Caudate Lobe
Cardiovascular System

Left Artery of Caudate Lobe

Arteria sinistra lobi caudati

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Quick Facts

Origin: Left hepatic artery (typically).

Course: Passes posteriorly

Branches: Small, unnamed branches

Supplied Structures: Medial portion of the caudate lobe of the liver.

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Origin

The left artery of the caudate lobe typically arises from the left hepatic artery (Furuta et al., 2009; Miyayama et al., 1990).

Course

The left artery of the caudate lobe courses posteriorly.

Branches

The left artery of the caudate lobe gives off multiple small unnamed branches.

Supplied Structures

The left artery of the caudate lobe mainly supplies the medial portion of the caudate lobe (Furuta et al., 2009).

Typically, the caudate lobe receives two arteries, one each from the right and left hepatic arteries (53% of cases). In 35% of individuals, this territory is supplied by the right hepatic artery branch only, or in 12% by the left hepatic artery branch (Furuta et al., 2009).

References

Furuta, T., Maeda, E., Akai, H., Hanaoka, S., Yoshioka, N., Akahane, M., Watadani, T. and Ohtomo, K. (2009) 'Hepatic Segments and Vasculature: Projecting CT Anatomy onto Angiograms', Radiographics, 29(7), pp. e37.

Miyayama, S., Matsui, O., Kameyama, T., Hirose, J., Konishi, H., Chyotoh, S., Kadoya, M. and Takashima, T. (1990) '[Angiographic anatomy of arterial branches to the caudate lobe of the liver with special reference to its effect on transarterial embolization of hepatocellular carcinoma]', Rinsho Hoshasen, 35(3), pp. 353-9.

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Torsion of the caudate liver lobe was seen at necropsy (Fitzgerald and Fitzgerald, 1992).

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