Superior phrenic arteries

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Artery: Superior phrenic artery
Latin Arteria phrenica superior
Gray's p.601
Source Thoracic aorta
Vein Superior phrenic vein

The superior phrenic arteries are small and arise from the lower part of the thoracic aorta; they are distributed to the posterior part of the upper surface of the diaphragm, and anastomose with the musculophrenic and pericardiacophrenic arteries.

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This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.