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segmental arteries of liver

 

Definition: anterior and posterior segmental arteries arising from the right branch of the hepatic artery, and medial and lateral segmental arteries arising from the left branch of the hepatic artery; the segmental arteries serve four of the five major divisions of the liver, and then branch in turn so that each hepatic segment receives an independent blood supply.

Synonym(s): arteriae segmenti hepaticae

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