The coeliacomesenteric trunk represents an uncommon vascular anatomical variant where both the celiac trunk and the superior mesenteric artery have a common origin from the abdominal aorta as a single trunk. Its frequency has been reported to occur in about 1.5% of the population 1,2.
A celiac-bimesenteric trunk, where the celiac trunk and superior and inferior mesenteric arteries have a common origin, has been distinguished as an extremely rare variation with only a few cases reported 2.
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- 2. Yi SQ, Terayama H, Naito M, Hayashi S, Moriyama H, Tsuchida A, Itoh M. A common celiacomesenteric trunk, and a brief review of the literature. (2007) Annals of anatomy = Anatomischer Anzeiger : official organ of the Anatomische Gesellschaft. 189 (5): 482-8. doi:10.1016/j.aanat.2006.11.013 - Pubmed