Intrathoracic extracardiac shunts

Manuel Viamonte

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Abstract

The source of pulmonary collateral circulation varies according to the nature, location and duration of the inciting pathological process. Bronchial, intercostal, internal mammary, brachiocephalic and other arteries that arise in the mediastinum from the aorta or its branches are the major source of pulmonary arterial collateral circulation. The bronchial veins and mediastinal veins are interconnected with the azygos, vertebral, mediastinal, and thoracic wall veins. They constitute the major venous pathways of the collateral circulation. Anomalous arteries and veins may be recognized radiologically as the cause of a variety of intrathoracic, extracardiac shunts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)342-367
Number of pages26
JournalSeminars in Roentgenology
Volume2
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1967

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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