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Lingular Artery of Left Lung
Cardiovascular System

Lingular Artery of Left Lung

Arteria lingularis pulmonis sinistri

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Quick Facts

Origin: Superior lobar artery of left lung.

Course: Accompanies the superior and inferior lingular segmental bronchus (B4+5) of left lung.

Branches: Superior and inferior lingular arteries.

Supplied Structures: Superior and inferior lingular bronchopulmonary segments of left lung.

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List of Clinical Correlates

- Pulmonary embolism

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