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Typology of abdominal arteries, with special reference to inferior phrenic arteries and their esophageal branches.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9781269     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Origins and distribution of the human inferior phrenic arteries were studied by dissecting 68 Japanese adult cadavers. The inferior phrenic arteries were usually observed as paired (left and right) vessels. Their origins were summarized as follows: a) the aorta itself (85/138 cases, 61.6%), b) the ventro-visceral arteries (celiaco-mesenteric system of the aorta) including the celiac trunk (39/138 cases, 28.2%) and the left gastric artery (4/138 cases, 2.9%), and c) the latero-visceral arteries (adreno-renal system of the aorta) including the middle adrenal artery (4/138 cases, 2.9%) and the renal artery (6/138 cases, 4.3%). The left and right arteries occasionally originated in common trunk from the aorta, celiaco-mesenteric system or adreno-renal system (22/138 cases, 15.9%). A typological diagram explaining these variations is given. The inferior phrenic arteries, especially the left ones, sometimes issued visceral or esophageal branches. This fact indicates that the inferior phrenic arteries are homologous with the celiac trunk and mesenteric arteries. It is further discussed that the celiac trunk and mesenteric arteries are originally paired vessels, through introduction of our previous typological diagram of the abdominal arteries.
Authors:
D X Piao; A Ohtsuka; T Murakami
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta medica Okayama     Volume:  52     ISSN:  0386-300X     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Med. Okayama     Publication Date:  1998 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-12-18     Completed Date:  1998-12-18     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417611     Medline TA:  Acta Med Okayama     Country:  JAPAN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  189-96     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Anatomy, Okayama University Medical School, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Abdomen / blood supply*
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Anatomy, Artistic
Arteries / anatomy & histology
Cadaver
Diaphragm / blood supply
Esophagus / blood supply
Female
Humans
Male
Middle Aged

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