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Anatomical Variations in the Aortic Bifurcation in New Zealand White Rabbits on Arteriography.
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PMID:  24478216     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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The radiologic anatomy of the aortic bifurcation in the rabbit has received little study but it is important as this anatomical area is widely used in atherosclerosis research. Thirty rabbits were used to study the aortic bifurcation and subsequent branching patterns on arteriography. Fifteen different arteries were identified. Mean arterial diameters of 2.88 ± 0.7 and 2.27 ± 0.55 mm were obtained for the aorta and external iliac arteries, respectively. The cranial and middle aspects at the seventh lumbar vertebra (L7) were the most frequent anatomical landmarks (53.3% of the cases) for aortic and common iliac bifurcations, respectively. The caudal aspect of L6 was the most frequent origin (50% of the cases) for the median sacral artery. Deep circumflex iliac arteries originated from common iliac arteries and not the abdominal aorta in the rabbit, showing anatomical asymmetry in 73.3% of the cases. No gender disparity was found in the anatomical location of any of the arteries of the study. Knowledge of normal vascular landmarks for the aortic bifurcation as well as anatomical variations should be helpful to future experimental studies. Anat Rec, 2014. © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
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Maria Teresa Balastegui; Juan José Ramos-Plá; Maria Dolores Ferrer-Puchol; Jose Maria Carrillo; Sergio Pedro Monteagudo-Franco; Enrique Esteban; Fernando Liste
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-1-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Anatomical record (Hoboken, N.J. : 2007)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1932-8494     ISO Abbreviation:  Anat Rec (Hoboken)     Publication Date:  2014 Jan 
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Created Date:  2014-1-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101292775     Medline TA:  Anat Rec (Hoboken)     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
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