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Inferior Lobar Artery of Right Lung
Cardiovascular System

Inferior Lobar Artery of Right Lung

Arteria lobaris inferior pulmonis dextri

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Quick Facts

Origin: Right pulmonary artery.

Course: Accompanies the inferior lobar bronchus.

Branches: Superior, anterior basal, lateral basal, medial basal, and posterior basal segmental arteries.

Supplied Structures: Inferior lobe of right lung.

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Origin

The inferior lobar artery of the right lung is a branch of the right pulmonary artery that supplies the inferior lobe of the right lung.

Course

The inferior lobar artery arises from the right pulmonary artery at the junction between the horizontal and oblique fissures. It extends posteriorly into the inferior lobe of the right lung and is accompanied by the right inferior lobar bronchus.

Branches

The inferior lobar artery gives rise to superior, anterior basal, lateral basal, medial basal, and posterior basal segmental arteries.

Supplied Structures

The inferior lobar artery supplies the bronchopulmonary segments of the inferior lobe of the right lung.

List of Clinical Correlates

- Pulmonary embolism

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