Pericardiacophrenic

Artery: Pericardiacophrenic artery
The phrenic nerve and its relations with the vagus nerve. (Pericardiacophrenic artery not labeled, but region is visible.)
The thoracic aorta, viewed from the left side. (Pericardiacophrenic labeled at center left.)
Latin arteria pericardiacophrenica
Gray's subject #148 584
Supplies pericardium, thoracic diaphragm
Source Internal thoracic   
Vein pericardiacophrenic veins

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 inferior phrenic arteries.

External links

  • Mediastinal pleura"
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This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.


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