Right pulmonary artery

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Right pulmonary artery
Pulmonary vessels, seen in a dorsal view of the heart and lungs. The lungs have been pulled away from the median line, and a part of the right lung has been cut away to display the air-ducts and bloodvessels.
Transverse section of thorax, showing relations of pulmonary artery.
Latin arteria pulmonalis dextra
Source pulmonary artery
Gray's p.545
TA A12.2.01.101
FMA 50872
Anatomical terminology

The right pulmonary artery or right branch of the pulmonary artery, longer and larger than the left, runs horizontally to the right, behind the ascending aorta and superior vena cava and in front of the right bronchus, to the root of the right lung, where it divides into two branches. The lower and larger of these goes to the middle and inferior lobes of the lung; the upper and smaller is distributed to the superior lobe.


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