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Collateral circulation

Collateral Circulation: (pathophysiology) arterial branching, existing within the coronary circulation.

When occlusion of the coronary arteries occurs slowly over a long period, there is a greater chance of adequate collateral circulation developing.

growth of collateral circulation is attributed to two factors: The inherited predisposition to develop new vessels, and the presence of chronic ischemia

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hepatic portal vein

... formed by the body as an attempt to bypass the obstructed liver circulation. These collateral vessels form along the falciform ligament, diaphragm, spleen, stomach and peritoneum. ...

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