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Bronchial Artery : How To Remember Easily ?

  • Bronchial arteries originate from the thoracic aorta.
  • Right bronchial artery may arise from intercostobronchial trunk.
  • Oxygenated blood is supplied to bronchi and connective tissue.
  • Nutrients are also supplied to the esophagus.
  • Circulates with branches of pulmonary arteries.
  • Healthy bronchial arteries are not well visualized on thoracic aortography.
  • In patients with certain conditions, they can become enlarged.
  • Arteries provide systemic blood supply to airways and more.
  • Less oxygenated blood returns via bronchial veins.
  • Anastomoses with various arteries, including coronary arteries.
  • Relatively small in diameter compared to pulmonary arteries.
  • Three main bronchial arteries are found in most patients.
  • Especially important in cases of chronic lung infections, lung tumors, and more.
  • Reside in the posterior mediastinum, near the aorta and bronchi.
  • Yield valuable information when imaged with CT in cases of hemoptysis.


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