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RODRIGUEZ PALOMO, David  and  FALLAS GONZALEZ, Jorge. Variante anatómica: origen de la arteria hepática derecha de la arteria mesentérica superior. Med. leg. Costa Rica [online]. 2011, vol.28, n.1, pp.71-74. ISSN 2215-5287.

This paper describes the presence of anatomical variation has the right hepatic artery as a branch of the artery superior mesenteric artery a case incidental to the School of Medicine, University of Costa Rica, said variant is present from 6.4% to 18% and should be always be taken into account during any hepatobiliary surgery and more so if it is liver transplant surgery. It also reviews the issue and its clinical significance.

Keywords : Liver transplant; right hepatic artery; anatomic variant..

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