inferior phrenic artery


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in·fe·ri·or phren·ic ar·ter·y

[TA]
origin, the right or left member of the first paired branches of the abdominal aorta inferior to the diaphragm; distribution, diaphragm; anastomoses, superior phrenic, internal thoracic, and musculophrenic.
Synonym(s): arteria phrenica inferior [TA]
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in·fe·ri·or phren·ic ar·te·ry

(in-fēr'ē-ŏr fren'ik ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Origin, the first paired branch from the abdominal aorta inferior to the diaphragm; distribution, diaphragm; anastomoses, superior phrenic, internal thoracic, and musculophrenic.
Synonym(s): arteria phrenica inferior.
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inferior phrenic artery

A branch of the abdominal aorta just below the diaphragm; it supplies blood to the diaphragm. Its branches include the superior adrenal arteries.
Synonym: phrenic artery See: aorta (Branches of aorta) for illus.
See also: artery
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As regarding the inferior phrenic artery, its origin from the from left hepatic or left gastric artery has also been reported (Tanaka et al., 2008).
Although ,there is a past report of the celiacomesenteric trunk with renal vascular anomalies (Nayak, 2006), the combination of abnormal inferior phrenic artery with aberrant branch from the celiac trunk supplying the pancreas, duodenum is rare anomaly.
The inferior phrenic artery is a major source of collateral or parasitized blood supply to hepatacellular carcinoma, second only to hepatic artery.
RIPA = right inferior phrenic artery/ LIPA = left inferior phrenic artery.
In our case left inferior phrenic artery was giving small branch to supply the spleen at hilum.
On the other hand, in five cadavers we could observe one inferior phrenic artery, originating from the right contour of the celiac trunk, similar to those found by Lipshutz in three (3.61%) cases.
The coeliac trunk sometimes may give rise to any of the inferior phrenic artery (1).

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