hepatic artery

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Noun1.hepatic artery - arteries that supply the liverhepatic artery - arteries that supply the liver  
arteria, arterial blood vessel, artery - a blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the body
liver - large and complicated reddish-brown glandular organ located in the upper right portion of the abdominal cavity; secretes bile and functions in metabolism of protein and carbohydrate and fat; synthesizes substances involved in the clotting of the blood; synthesizes vitamin A; detoxifies poisonous substances and breaks down worn-out erythrocytes
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The PHA bifurcates into left hepatic artery (LHA) and right hepatic artery (RHA).
MS = metal stent, RHA = right hepatic artery, LHA = left hepatic artery, CHA = common hepatic artery, GDA = gastroduodenal artery
"The segment VI artery most commonly arises from the left hepatic artery, but in about 10-20% of cases it arises from the right hepatic artery or the main hepatic artery".
It also may take origin from left gastric, middle colic, or left hepatic artery [11].
80.56% caudate lobes had branches from left hepatic artery alone supplying them and only 8.33% were supplied by branch from right hepatic artery alone.
The images also demonstrated that the right hepatic artery (RHA) originated from SMA (Figure 1), and the left hepatic artery (LHA) was branched from the middle of the splenic artery (Figure 2).
An angiography catheter was then selectively inserted into the left hepatic artery and kept there for an indirect indication of the left portal vein, which was our preferable target vessel for puncture.
As in Case 1, a 1.8 Fr tip microballoon catheter was inserted into the left hepatic artery via the parent catheter and the 5 Fr catheter was then successfully advanced into the common hepatic artery (Figure 3).