Mehmet Fatih Can1, Mustafa Kerem2, Kürşat Dikmen2

1Department of General Surgery, Health Sciences University Gülhane School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
2Department of General Surgery, Gazi University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey


Laparoscopic pancreatoduodenectomy is a challenging surgical procedure. Presence of aberrant hepatic artery arising from the superior mesenteric artery increases the complexity througout dissection. Herein we propose some important points and tricks that help surgeon avoid an inadverdent injury to aberrant hepatic artery during laparoscopic pancreatoduodenectomy.

Keywords: Pancreatoduodenectomy, laparoscopy, hepatic artery, injury

Cite this paper as: Can MF, Kerem M, Dikmen K. Prevention of inadvertent injury to aberrant HA arising from SMA during laparoscopic pancreaticoduodenectomy. Turk J Surg 2018; 10.5152/turkjsurg.2018.3853.

This study was presented at the National Congress of the ‘’Turkish Society of Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery’’, ‘’1-4 November 2017’’ in ‘’Antalya, Turkey’’.


Ethics Committee Approval

Not Relevant.

Peer Review

Externally peer-reviewed.

Author Contributions

Concept - M.F.C.; Design - K.D.; Supervision - M.K.; Resource - M.F.C., M.K., K.D.; Materials - M.K.; Data Collection and/or Proces- sing - K.D.; Analysis and Interpretation - M.F.C.; Literature Review - M.K.; Wri- ting Manuscript - M.F.C.; Critical Reviews - M.F.C., M.K.

Conflict of Interest

The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare.

Financial Disclosure

The authors declared that this study has received no financial support.