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Surgical Anatomy
April 2000

April 2000

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Copyright 2000 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2000

Arch Surg. 2000;135(4):408. doi:10.1001/archsurg.135.4.408

The arterial blood supply of the bile ducts come from two main vessels running axially at approximately three and nine o'clock. They arise mainly from the retroduodenal artery below and the right hepatic artery above. The majority of the axial blood supply to the common bile duct is from below.1