innominate artery


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innominate artery

[i¦näm·ə·nət ′ärd·ə·rē]
(anatomy)
The first artery branching from the aortic arch; distributes blood to the head, neck, shoulder, and arm on the right side of the body.
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Magnetic resonance imaging in the diagnosis of innominate artery compression of the trachea.
A flexible bronchoscopy performed through the tracheostomy tube confirmed anterior compression of the trachea by the innominate artery as well as tracheomalacia.
In the mirror type, there is reversal of the aortic arch branches so that the left-sided innominate artery arises as the first branch and divides into a left subclavian and left common carotid.
An aberrant right pulmonary artery (pulmonary sling) and innominate artery compression can also cause airway narrowing.
Tracheal resection and anastomosis is a technically difficult operation that carries the risk of life-threatening complications, including suture-line dehiscence, innominate artery erosion, and wound infection.
Reinforcing the suture line with fibrin glue adds strength to the line, creates an airtight seal, isolates the innominate artery from the anastomosis, and provides a medium for the local delivery of antibiotics.
The right RLN arises from the vagus near the division of the innominate artery and then ascends towards tracheoesophageal groove behind common carotid artery.