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2022 Nov-Dec

Am J Mens Health



Co-Existence of An Unusual Branching Pattern of Celiacomesenteric Trunk With Complete Common Mesentery in a 48-Year-Old Man: A Case Report.


Harrabi F, Jabeur M, Houssem A, Abdelkader M, Mehdi B L, Mohamed Amine S, Mohamed B M, Ali B A
Am J Mens Health. 2022 Nov-Dec; 16(6):15579883221139369.
PMID: 36484302.


Celiacomesenteric trunk (CMT) refers to the common origin of celiac trunk and superior mesenteric artery which is a very rare anatomical variation. CMT is incidentally diagnosed during angiography or abdominal computed tomography scanning. The diagnosis of CMT may inform surgical practice and prevent damage during invasive radiologic procedures, lowering thus the rate of iatrogenic errors. Complete common mesentery is in its turn a rarer congenital anomaly that arises from an abnormal rotation of primitive small intestine during embryonic development. We report a case of a 48-year-old man, suffering from chronic abdominal pain, and postprandial discomfort. The patient underwent an abdominal contrast-enhanced computed tomography that detected a CMT associated with common complete mesentery. According to our review of bibliography, this is the first case report to simultaneously report both congenital anomalies (CMT and common complete mesentery). Furthermore, the CMT described here has not been described in previous classifications and represent a novel anatomical variation of CMT.