Abbott artery

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An Abbott artery is a minor congenital abnormality in which there is an anomalous artery that arises from the posteromedial aspect of the proximal descending aorta. Its presence is important during the surgical repair of coarctation of the aorta.[1]


  1. ^ Maureen Barlow Pugh, ed. (2000). Stedman's Medical Dictionary (27th ed.). Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. ISBN 0-683-40007-X.