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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2019, 7(2), 29-32
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-7-2-5
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Case Report: Pancreaticoduodenectomy for Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma with a Rare Anomaly of Celiac Trunk Originating from Superior Mesenteric Artery

Enkhbold Ch1, , Chinburen J1, Amina O2, Chinzorig M2 and Tserendorj D1

1Department of Hepatobiliary Pancreatic Surgery, National Cancer Center, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

2School of Medicine, Mongolian National University of Medical Science, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Pub. Date: February 25, 2019

Cite this paper:
Enkhbold Ch, Chinburen J, Amina O, Chinzorig M and Tserendorj D. Case Report: Pancreaticoduodenectomy for Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma with a Rare Anomaly of Celiac Trunk Originating from Superior Mesenteric Artery. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2019; 7(2):29-32. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-7-2-5


Identifying the vascular anatomical variations of the operating region is essential in carrying out successful surgery, and decreasing the rate of both intraoperative and postoperative complications. Surgeons must keep in mind that arterial variation may be present in the vascular structures intraoperatively, even though it was not revealed in preoperative imaging. The present study report a case of a 51 year old woman who was diagnosed with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) with a rare variation of celiaco-mesenteric trunk originating at the level of L1. The patient underwent pancreaticoduodenectomy. The postoperative course was favorable and the patient was discharged on postoperative day 15.

pancreaticoduodenectomy celiaco-mesenteric trunk pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma

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