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Apicoposterior Segmental Artery of Left Lung
Cardiovascular System

Apicoposterior Segmental Artery of Left Lung

Arteria segmentalis apicoposterior pulmonis sinistri

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Quick Facts

Origin: Superior lobar artery of left lung.

Course: Accompanies the apicoposterior segmental bronchus (B1+2) of left lung.

Branches: Ascending and descending branches.

Supplied Structures: Apicoposterior bronchopulmonary segment of left lung.

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List of Clinical Correlates

- Pulmonary embolism

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