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Segment II Artery
Cardiovascular System

Segment II Artery

Arteria segmentum II

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Quick Facts

Origin: Lateral segmental artery of liver.

Course: Passes straight to the left corner of the liver.

Branches: None.

Supplied Structures: Liver segment II.

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Origin

The segment II artery arises from the lateral segmental artery of liver.

Course

The segment II artery passes straight to the left corner of the liver, superior to the segmental III artery.

The pattern of segmental artery origins and courses is extremely variable. Most of the research is based on contrast proper hepatic artery arteriography (Furuta et al., 2009; Favelier et al., 2015). The account given is the most common but was found in only 27% of cases in a cadaveric study of 100 livers (Garg et al., 2019).

Branches

There are no named branches.

Supplied Structures

The segment II artery supplies segment II of the liver.

References

Favelier, S., Germain, T., Genson, P. Y., Cercueil, J. P., Denys, A., Krausé, D. and Guiu, B. (2015) 'Anatomy of liver arteries for interventional radiology', Diagn Interv Imaging, 96(6), pp. 537-46.

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.

Garg, S., Sahni, D., Kumar, H., Yadav, T. D., Aggarwal, A. and Gupta, T. (2019) 'The segmental branching of the hepatic arteries in the liver: a cadaveric study', Anat Sci Int, 94(2), pp. 216-223.

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