Branch of Hepatic Artery

The branch of the hepatic artery supplies oxygen-rich blood to the liver, the duodenum, the pylorus, and the pancreas. Frequently, the hepatic artery doesn't have the usual set of branches; this is because one of the typical branches may originate from a different place than the proper hepatic artery. There are two kinds of aberrant (variant) hepatic arteries: accessory and replacing. Aberrant accessory hepatic arteries are extra branches off of the normal hepatic arteries. Replacing hepatic ...

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    Full Branch of Hepatic Artery Description

    [Continued from above] . . . arteries are those which substitute for one of the standard hepatic arteries (if it is absent).