Hepatic falciform artery: Anatomy, angiographic appearance, and clinical significance

D. M. Williams, K. J. Cho, W. D. Ensminger, H. A. Ziessman, J. W. Gyves

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Three patients developed supraumbilical skin rashes during hepatic artery infusion chemotherapy by a surgically placed perfusion catheter and drug-infusion pump. In one patient, hepatic arterial scintigraphy with technetium-99m macroaggregated serum albumin showed increased uptake corresponding to the rash, and a hepatic arteriogram showed a dilated falciform branch of the left hepatic artery. Surgical ligation of the falciform artery permitted further treatment without recurrent rash. Based on a review of 100 celiac arteriograms, the incidence of the falciform artery on angiographic studies is approximately 2%. The angiographic appearance of this artery is presented, and its potential clinical significance in hepatic artery perfusion chemotherapy is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)339-340
Number of pages2
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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