Department of radiology and Radiological Science

Thorax

Computerized tomographic (CT) angiogram of the thorax and abdomen showing the thoracoabdominal arterial anastomoses through the superior epigastric arteries and the inferior epigastric arteries, connecting with the common femoral arteries through the retiform anastomosis between the two systems. Note the occluded abdominal aorta, which caused the development of the collateral circulation. 1st image shows anteroposterior view. 2nd and 3rd images show lateral right and left views of the thoracoabdominal arterial anastomoses through the superior epigastric arteries and the inferior epigastric arteries.

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Venous circulation of the thorax in an anterior view.




MRA with 2D reconstruction of the chest in a venous phase showing the superior vena cava and the arteries still opacified. Note the filling of the portal vein and hepatic veins. 

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The above images and legends have been borrowed with permission. Renan Uflacker. Atlas of Vascular Anatomy an Angiographic Approach: Second Edition. Philadelphia, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins © 2007.  The new Atlas of Vascular Anatomy, edited by Dr. Renan Uflacker, details the vascular anatomy seen on angiographic images and in the new imaging modalities. The book presents the complete anatomy of the arteries, veins, and lymphatic system by body region. Full-color drawings are correlated with angiographic images to guide evaluation and management of vascular disease and performance of endovascular procedures.

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