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Posterior Segmental Artery of Liver
Cardiovascular System

Posterior Segmental Artery of Liver

Arteria segmenti posterioris hepatis

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Quick Facts

Origin: Right hepatic artery.

Course: Passes inferior and to the right.

Branches: Segment VI and VII arteries.

Supplied Structures: Liver segments VI and VII.

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Origin

The posterior segmental artery arises from the right hepatic artery.

Course

The posterior segmental artery passes inferior and to the right. It tends to meander proximally (Furuta et al., 2009).

Branches

The posterior segmental artery gives rise to segment VI and VII arteries.

Supplied Structures

The posterior segmental artery provides arterial supply to segments VI and VII of the liver.

References

Furuta, T., Maeda, E., Akai, H., Hanaoka, S., Yoshioka, N., Akahane, M., Watadani, T. and Ohtomo, K. (2009) 'Hepatic Segments and Vasculature: Projecting CT Anatomy onto Angiograms', Radiographics, 29(7), pp. e37.

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