Branching and distribution of the coeliac artery in “cutias” (Dasyprocta aguti, Rodentia)


  • Maria Acelina Martins de Carvalho Universidade Federal de Piauí, Centro de Ciências Agrárias, Teresina, PI.
  • Maria Angélica Miglino Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, São Paulo, SP.
  • Liberato João Afonso Didio Escola Paulista de Medicina, São Paulo, SP.



Agouti, Arteries


The branches and distribution of the coeliac artery were studied in 19 adult specimens (5 males and 14 females) of “Cutias” (Dasyprocta aguti, Rodentia) captured in the State of Piaui, Brazil. After anesthesia and prior to dissection, Neoprene-latex 650 was injected through the abdominal portion of the aorta. The results showed that the coeliac artery was found with 2 (26.3%) or 3 (73.7%) terminal branches: splenic, left gastric and hepatic arteries. The splenic artery, after giving several branches to the spleen (1 to 7), sends one (the left gastroepiploic artery) to the stomach. The hepatic artery gives off the right gastric, right gastroepiploic and cranial pancreaticoduodenal arteries. The left gastric artery sends branches to the stomach (lesser curvature and proventricular part).


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Carvalho, M. A. M. de, Miglino, M. A., & Didio, L. J. A. (1994). Branching and distribution of the coeliac artery in “cutias” (Dasyprocta aguti, Rodentia). Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Research and Animal Science, 31(3-4), 191-197.




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