Phrenicoabdominal trunk - Truncus phrenicoabdominalis

Anatomical hierarchy

Arteries > Aorta > Abdominal aorta > Phrenicoabdominal trunk



The phrenicoabdominal trunk is only present in carnivores and is the common trunk of the cranial abdominal artery and the main caudal phrenic artery. It arises form the lateral surface of the aorta between the cranial mesenteric and the renal arteries.

The phrenicoabdominal trunk is not listed in the VIth NAV and not described by Barone.

Text by Antoine Micheau, MD - Copyright IMAIOS


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