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Multiple arteries supplying the human liver: A case report of a rare variation of the blood supplying pattern in a Japanese population
Jun Yan1, Karen Tokunaga2, Hirotaka Takahashi2, Jiro Hitomi1
1Department of Anatomy, School of Medicine, Iwate Medical University, Iwate, Japan. 2-1-1, Nishi-Tokuta, Yahaba-cho, Shiwa-Gun, Iwate, 028-3694, Japan.
2Department of Orthopedic Surgery, School of Medicine, Iwate Medical University, Iwate, Japan.

Article ID: 100002A04JY2015
doi:10.5348/A04-2015-2-OA-1

Address correspondence to:
Jun Yan
Department of Anatomy, School of Medicine, Iwate Medical University
Iwate, Japan. 2-1-1, Nishi-Tokuta, Yahaba-cho, Shiwa-Gun
Iwate, 028-3694
Japan

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Yan J, Tokunaga K, Takahashi H, Hitomi J. Multiple arteries supplying the human liver: A case report of a rare variation of the blood supplying pattern in a Japanese population. Edorium J Anat Embryo 2015;2:1–5.


Abstract
Aims: To report a rare variation of the blood vessels supplying the liver in Japanese.
Method: With the gross dissection method, the main abdominal organs were removed in one bloc to observe the blood vessels supplying liver.
Results: The vessels of the liver have four branches: the left hepatic artery, the right hepatic artery, a branch to the quadrate lobe, and a branch to the caudate lobe of the liver.
Conclusion: This rare variation of the blood vessels supplying the liver is useful for clinical examination and surgical treatment.

Keywords: Blood supply variation, Celiac trunk, Hepatic artery, Human, Superior mesenteric artery

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Author Contributions:
Jun Yan – Substantial contributions to conception and design, Acquisition of data, Analysis and interpretation of data, Drafting the article, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
Karen Tokunaga – Analysis and interpretation of data, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
Hirotaka Takahashi – Analysis and interpretation of data, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
Jiro Hitomi – Analysis and interpretation of data, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
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About The Authors

Jun Yan is Lecturer in Department of Anatomy at Iwate Medical University, Iwate, Japan. He earned PhD degree from the Graduate School of Medicine, Iwate Medical University. He has published twenty papers in national and international academic journals. His research interests include dissection study of human, clinical anatomy research. The relationship between the location of the motor neurons in the anterior horn of the spinal cord and peripheral nerves using the animal model of RAT with the double labeling method of DiI and DiO is also his interest.



Karen Tokunaga is working in Department of Orthopedic Surgery, School of Medicine, Iwate Medical University, Iwate, Japan.



Hirotaka Takahashi is working in Department of Orthopedic Surgery, School of Medicine, Iwate Medical University, Iwate, Japan.



Jiro Hitomi is working in Department of Anatomy, School of Medicine, Iwate Medical University, Iwate, Japan. 2-1-1, Nishi-Tokuta, Yahaba-cho, Shiwa-Gun, Iwate, 028-3694, Japan.




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