Clarification of the identity of the mammalian fifth pharyngeal arch artery

  title={Clarification of the identity of the mammalian fifth pharyngeal arch artery},
  author={Simon D. Bamforth and B. Chaudhry and M. Bennett and R. Wilson and T. Mohun and Lodewyk H.S. Van Mierop and Deborah J. Henderson and R. Anderson},
  journal={Clinical Anatomy},
  • Simon D. Bamforth, B. Chaudhry, +5 authors R. Anderson
  • Published 2013
  • Medicine
  • Clinical Anatomy
  • The remodeling of the pharyngeal arch arteries is a complex process that occurs across vertebrates, although the specific number of arteries varies across species, with six in fish, but only five in birds and mammals, although they are numbered one through four, and six. The existence of a fifth arch artery in mammals has been debated for more than a century. Although some have doubted, and continue to doubt, its existence, several cardiovascular malformations can be explained only on the basis… CONTINUE READING
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