superior epigastric artery

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su·pe·ri·or ep·i·gas·tric ar·ter·y

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origin, the medial terminal branch of internal thoracic; distribution, abdominal muscles and integument, falciform ligament; anastomoses, inferior epigastric.

su·pe·ri·or ep·i·gas·tric ar·te·ry

(sŭ-pēr'ē-ŏr ep'i-gas'trik ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Origin, the medial terminal branch of internal thoracic; distribution, abdominal muscles and integument, falciform ligament; anastomoses, inferior epigastric.
Synonym(s): arteria epigastrica superior.

superior epigastric artery

The terminal branch of the internal thoracic artery. The superior epigastric artery runs downward through the anterior diaphragm and enters the rectus sheath; it anastomoses with the upward traveling inferior epigastric artery.
See also: artery
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No superior epigastric artery injury was seen in both the groups.
In this study, no superior epigastric artery injury was seen in both the groups.
They form when the pars sternalis and a costochondral arch fuse and close around the internal thoracic artery as it becomes the superior epigastric artery.
The Winslow pathway involves internal thoracic (mammary) arteries that supply the external iliac arterial flow via the anastomoses between superior epigastric and inferior epigastric arteries into the abdominal rectus sheath [7]; d.
There were varicose veins in both lower limbs, more marked on the right, and tortuous distended superficial inferior and superior epigastric veins on the trunk The direction of flow in the latter was cephalad.
Because this represents the non-dominant blood supply to infraumbilical tissue, vascularization via the superior epigastric artery may need to be increased to improve outcomes in patients who are obese, smoke, or have a history of prior radiation.
Emergency and trajectory of the superior epigastric arteries: Aplication on the assessement abdominal surgery.
With the goal to study the emergency and the trajectory of the superior epigastric arteries, 32 adult not preserved cadavers, of the masculine sex, white and not white, with age between 18 and 65 years were studied.
The vascular territories of the superior epigastric and the deep inferior epigastric systems.

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