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A friend to the airways: a review of the emerging clinical importance of the bronchial arterial circulation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22552583     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Lungs receive the bulk of their blood supply through the pulmonary arteries. The bronchial arteries, on the other hand, vascularize the bronchi and their surroundings. These two arteries anastomose near the alveolar ducts. Contrary to the pulmonary circulation which is fairly well studied, the bronchial arteries have been appreciated more by their absence, and in some cases, by an interruption in the pulmonary arterial flow. Therefore, a more accurate anatomical and functional knowledge of these atherosclerosis-resistant vessels is needed to help surgeons and clinicians to avoid iatrogenic injuries during pulmonary interventions. In this review, we have revisited the anatomy and pathophysiology of the bronchial arteries in humans, considering the recent advances in imaging techniques. We have also elaborated on the known clinical applications of these arteries in both the pathogenesis and management of common pulmonary conditions.
Stephen Osiro; Christopher Wear; Ryan Hudson; Xiao-Xiao Ma; Anna Zurada; Maciej Michalak; Marios Loukas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2012-05-03
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgical and radiologic anatomy : SRA     Volume:  34     ISSN:  1279-8517     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg Radiol Anat     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-23     Completed Date:  2013-05-20     Revised Date:  2014-02-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8608029     Medline TA:  Surg Radiol Anat     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  791-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Arteriovenous Malformations / physiopathology
Asthma / physiopathology
Bronchi / blood supply
Bronchial Arteries / anatomy & histology*,  physiopathology*,  radiography
Cystic Fibrosis / physiopathology
Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods
Comment In:
Surg Radiol Anat. 2014 Jan;36(1):103-4   [PMID:  23716139 ]

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