Superior phrenic arteries

Dr Craig Hacking and Dr Leon Zhang et al.

The superior phrenic arteries are small branches arising either side from the lower part of the thoracic aorta just before it passes through the aortic hiatus. They anastamose with the pericardiophrenic and musculophrenic arteries to supply the superior surface of the diaphragm.

Thoracic anatomy
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rID: 50923
System: Vascular
Section: Anatomy
Tags: snippet, refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Superior phrenic artery

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