Document Type : Research Article
Background: The rapid evolution and increasing complexity of liver-directed therapies have forced the medical community to further advance its understanding of hepatic arterial anatomy. The anatomy of the hepatic arterial bed has been demonstrated to have a high degree of variation. Objectives of this study: The objective of the study is to explore the variations of in HEPATIC ARTERIES in Cadavers of Anatomy Dissection. Materials and Methods: Dissection method was employed for this study. The dissection of hepatic artery was carried out in 60 cadavers which were embalmed using 10% formalin. Each cadaver was kept in supine position and its sex was noted. Each cadaver was dissected according to guidelines of “Cunningham’s manual of practical anatomyvolume two, fifteenth edition. Variations of hepatic artery were noted in terms of origin, diameter and length. Discussion & Conclusion: The findings of our study conclude that, the most common branching pattern of hepatic arterial system is type-I (80%) as per Michel’s classification, incidence of variation in branching pattern of hepatic artery is 20%, incidence of replaced right and left hepatic arteries is same (8.33%) whereas replaced common hepatic artery is 3.33% and Variation of hepatic artery between male and female were not significant. No gender predilection for hepatic artery variation is seen in present study.