To study the vertebral level of the celiac ganglion and its clinical implications
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 7, Pages 5508-5513
AbstractAim: To study the vertebral level of the celiac ganglion and its clinical implications
Materials and Methods: Peritoneal organs such as the liver and stomach were relocated to reveal the celiac ganglia in 50 cadavers. The celiac ganglia were discovered during anatomic dissections based on their relationship to the diaphragmatic crura and adrenal glands. The celiac ganglia's location, shape, and size, as well as their connection to neighbouring structures, were all documented. The celiac ganglia were separated from 10 of the 50 cadavers that did not have peripancreatic disorders and had obvious architecture, and their surfaces were marked with gadolinium chelate. The organs were transferred, the abdomen was closed, and an MRI was done on these ten cadavers.
Results: The celiac ganglia of 45 (90%) of the 50 cadavers were located between T12 and L1, whereas those of 5 cadavers (10%) were located between T11 and T12. There was one celiac ganglion on each side of the 50 cadavers. The morphology of the ganglia varied, with 84% (84/100) being lamina-shaped, 11% (11/100) being nodule-shaped, and 5% (5/100) being sickle-shaped. The right ganglia's long (left-right) diameter was 13.24±5.29 mm and the left ganglia's short (anteroposterior) diameter was 1.61±0.63 mm and the left ganglia's short (anteroposterior) diameter was 2.32±0.58 mm. The long (left-right) diameter of the right ganglia in the ten cadavers designated with MRI contrast media was 22.02±4.69 mm, while the short (anteroposterior) diameter was 2.12±0.39 mm. The long and short diameters of the left ganglia were 19.98±6.33 mm and 2.79±0.37 mm, respectively.
Conclusion: Our findings suggest that current MRI methods in cadavers may not only portray the position and shape of the celiac ganglia (assuming bigger ganglia are chosen and tagged with gadolinium), but can also be utilised to estimate the ganglia's size
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