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Case Reports in Radiology
Volume 2013, Article ID 969327, 3 pages
Case Report

Vascular Supply to the Liver: A Report of a Rare Arterial Variant

1Section of Radiology, Department of Surgery, Radiology, Anaesthetics and Intensive Care, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Kingston, Jamaica
2Department of Clinical Surgical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago
3Section of Anatomy, Basic Medical Sciences, University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Kingston 7, Jamaica
4University Surgical Unit, Southampton General Hospital, Southampton SO16 6YD, UK

Received 4 July 2013; Accepted 24 July 2013

Academic Editors: D. P. Link and Y. Tsushima

Copyright © 2013 Peter B. Johnson et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


In the classic description of hepatic arterial supply, the common hepatic artery originates from the coeliac trunk. However, there are numerous variations to this classic pattern. We report a rare variant pattern of hepatic arterial supply and discuss the clinical significance of this variation.