Superior phrenic arteries

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The superior phrenic arteries are small and arise from the lower part of the thoracic aorta.[1] They are distributed to the posterior part of the upper surface of the diaphragm, and anastomose with the musculophrenic and pericardiacophrenic arteries.

Superior phrenic artery
SourceThoracic aorta
VeinSuperior phrenic vein
LatinArteria phrenica superior
Anatomical terminology

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This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 601 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

  1. ^ D'Antoni, Anthony V. (2014). "Clinically Oriented Anatomy, 7th Edition, by Keith L. Moore, Arthur F. Dalley II, and Anne M. R. Agur, Baltimore, MD: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2014, 1134 pages, Paperback, ISBN 978-1-4511-1945-9. Price: $92.99". Clinical Anatomy. 27 (2): 274. doi:10.1002/ca.22316. ISSN 1098-2353.