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Pulmonary Arteries of Superior Lobe of Right Lung
Cardiovascular System

Pulmonary Arteries of Superior Lobe of Right Lung

Arteriae pulmonalis lobi superioris pulmonis dextri

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The superior lobar artery of the right lung is a branch of the right pulmonary artery that supplies the superior lobe of the right lung. It gives rise to three segmental arteries distally, the apical, posterior, and anterior segmental arteries.

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