Pericardiacophrenic artery

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Pericardiacophrenic artery
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The phrenic nerve and its relations with the vagus nerve. (Pericardiacophrenic artery not labeled, but region is visible.)
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The thoracic aorta, viewed from the left side. (Pericardiacophrenic labeled at center left.)
Details
Source Internal thoracic
Vein pericardiacophrenic veins
Supplies pericardium, thoracic diaphragm
Identifiers
Latin arteria pericardiacophrenica
Dorlands
/Elsevier
a_61/12155452
TA A12.2.08.034
FMA 3964
Anatomical terminology

The pericardiacophrenic artery is a long slender branch of the internal thoracic artery. It accompanies the phrenic nerve, between the pleura and pericardium, to the diaphragm, to which it is distributed. It anastomoses with the musculophrenic and superior phrenic arteries.

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This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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