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Arterial Anatomy of the Pancreas: Part 2. Axial

Collins, Joseph M. MD; Silva, Alvin C. MD; Hayman, L. Anne MD

Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography:
doi: 10.1097/RCT.0b013e3181dd5bda
Graphic Anatomy
Abstract

This is the second in a 3-part series of medical graphics articles featuring the arterial anatomy of the pancreas as depicted on computed tomography images. Tumor encasement of the peripancreatic arteries is a hallmark of ductal adenocarcinoma.

Abbreviations: CHA - common hepatic artery, CT - computed tomography, CT-angio - computed tomography-angiography, DPA - dorsal pancreatic artery, IPDA - inferior pancreaticoduodenal artery, RHA - right hepatic artery, SMA - superior mesenteric artery, SMV - superior mesenteric vein

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From the *Department of Radiology, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ; and †Anatom-e Information Systems, Houston, TX.

Received for publication February 12, 2010; accepted February 22, 2010.

Reprints: Joseph M. Collins, MD, Department of Radiology, Mayo Clinic, 13400 E Shea Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85259 (e-mail: collins.joseph@mayo.edu).

The authors have no conflicts of interest to disclose.

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