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A rare cadaveric finding of ectopic origin of a bronchial artery: surgical and imaging consequences.
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PMID:  23749716     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Bronchial arteries : arise normally directly from the descending thoracic aorta, at the level between the fourth and sixth thoracic vertebra. However the anatomical variations are very frequent regarding the origin or the number of branches. We present a rare cadaveric finding of an ectopic right bronchial artery originating from the right subclavian artery through common stem with the right internal thoracic artery and we discuss the clinical significance of this finding. A 72-year-old formalin-embalmed male cadaver was dissected during a routine anatomical course. The right bronchial artery originated from the right subclavian artery with a common stem with the right internal thoracic artery. Although ectopic origin of the right bronchial artery from the right internal thoracic artery is rare, recognition of this anatomical variation is important in bronchial embolization due to hemoptysis, in coronary bypass grafting and in lung transplantation.
Konstantinos Natsis; Irene Asouhidou; Vasileios Vizas; Matthaios Didagelos
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Folia morphologica     Volume:  72     ISSN:  0015-5659     ISO Abbreviation:  Folia Morphol. (Warsz)     Publication Date:  2013  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-06-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0374620     Medline TA:  Folia Morphol (Warsz)     Country:  Poland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  78-81     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anatomy, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
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