parent artery


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par·ent ar·ter·y

the artery directly giving origin to a given artery; the artery of which a given artery is a branch.

parent artery

1. An artery from which another, smaller blood vessel originates.
2. An artery in which an aneurysm forms.
See also: artery
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Our rate appears to have prevented histologically visible damage to the media or adventitia-tumor interface of the parent artery.
Because one of the risks is thrombus formation in the parent artery of the aneurysm, urokinase is kept on hand in the event that lytic therapy is indicated.
Check angiography is performed during the procedure, to verify that the coil is in a satisfactory position and does not compromise the parent artery.
First because of sparse and delicate collateral supply to the lateral striatal tissues, sparing of the parent artery is crucial to avoid symptomatic postoperative infarctions.
7%) of the RIMA grafts were used in-situ, being dissected as a pedicle from the parent artery with only a few free RIMA grafts employed.
However, multiple aneurysms from the same parent artery are uncommon.