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What is the most common descriptive word for the splenic artery?

Tortuous

1

What is the first branch of the aorta seen with US?

Celiac axis

2

Which vessel is usually hard to see when looking at the transverse prox AO?

Left Gastric Artery

3

What vessel originates from the celiac axis and is very tortuous?

Splenic artery

4

What is the name of the vessel that comes off the celiac axis and is not usually seen with US?

Left gastric artery

5

The name of the vessel on the anterior border of the pancreas is the

Splenic artery

6

What are the two branches of the common hepatic artery?

Proper Hepatic Artery and Gastroduodenal Artery

7

T or F? Another name for the adrenal arteries is gonadal arteries.

False

8

What vessel courses between the SMA and the AO?

Left renal vein

9

The renal arteries are best seen on what scan plane?

Transverse

10

What is the relationship of the SMA to the celiac axis?

Inferior

11

The two main anatomy structures that the SMA and IMA feed are the

Colon and intestines

12

What is the name of the most inferior artery that branches off the aorta?

Median sacral

13

What are the three vessels that branch off the celiac axis?

Splenic artery, common hepatic artery, left gastric artery.

14

When does the thoracic aorta become the abdominal aorta?

As it passes posteriorly to the diaphragm

15

What does the left gastric artery supply?

The left side of the lesser curvature of the stomach

16

The left gastric artery courses ______ and to the ______, and doubles back to supply the left side of the lesser curvature of the stomach.

Superiorly, left

17

The splenic artery supplies the (3)

Spleen, pancreas, left side of the greater curvature of the stomach

18

The splenic artery courses _____ to the _____ with a slight _____ to _____ angulation.

Horizontally, left, inferior-to-superior

19

The CHA courses _____ to the _____ and branches into the _____ and the _____.

Horizontally, right, gastroduodenal artery, proper hepatic artery

20

The GDA courses _____ and supplies the _____ and the _____.

Inferiorly, right side of the greater curvature of the stomach, pancreatic duodenal area

21

The proper hepatic artery courses _____ and branches into the _____, _____, and _____ _____ _____ which supply the _____.

Superiorly, right, middle, left hepatic arteries, liver

22

The right hepatic artery branches into the _____, which feeds the _____.

Cystic artery, gallbladder

23

Suprarenal arteries are also called

Adrenal arteries

24

Suprarenal arteries branch from the _____ aspect of the _____, from the level of the _____ and _____, and course _____ to the adrenal glands.

Lateral, aorta, celiac axis, SMA, horizontally

25

The SMA is _____ to the celiac axis and courses _____ and _____ and divides into several arteries that supply the largest portion of the _____ and the _____, and part of the _____.

Inferior, anterior, inferior, small intestine, ascending colon, transverse colon

26

Which renal artery has the longer course and why?

Right renal artery, bc the AO sits on the left side.

27

The renal arteries branch ____ and supply the ____

Horizontally, kidneys

28

The right renal artery courses _____ to the IVC to reach the right kidney.

Posteriorly

29

What is the only vessel that courses posteriorly to the IVC?

RRA