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My son had a lap cholera and they found the major artery to the liver on top of the gall bladder. How common is this?

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Dr. Carlo Contreras
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In brief: About 20%

It is estimated that about 20% of patient have some sort of blood vessel anomaly.
In most situations, as long as the surgeon identifies the unusual layout of the arteries, the operation can be completed without additional complications. Ct scans can also give the surgeon additional information about the configuration of the blood vessels.

In brief: About 20%

It is estimated that about 20% of patient have some sort of blood vessel anomaly.
In most situations, as long as the surgeon identifies the unusual layout of the arteries, the operation can be completed without additional complications. Ct scans can also give the surgeon additional information about the configuration of the blood vessels.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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In brief: Might have

Been trying to describe the finding sometimes seen of a "replaced right hepatic artery" that sometimes makes the artery branch over the cystic duct to the gallbladder & the main artery is carefully preserved to the right portion of the liver.

In brief: Might have

Been trying to describe the finding sometimes seen of a "replaced right hepatic artery" that sometimes makes the artery branch over the cystic duct to the gallbladder & the main artery is carefully preserved to the right portion of the liver.
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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In brief: Not

Seek a better explanation or diagram. The hepatic arteries can be variable, and multiple and get in the way, and get damaged - cut-cauterized, stitched in the process, but are not usually on top of the gallbladder. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is the operation.

In brief: Not

Seek a better explanation or diagram. The hepatic arteries can be variable, and multiple and get in the way, and get damaged - cut-cauterized, stitched in the process, but are not usually on top of the gallbladder. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is the operation.
Dr. Creighton Wright
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