Vasa vasorum


Small blood vessels that supply the walls of large blood vessels are called


A. vasa previa

B. vasa recta

C. vasa vasorum

D. vasa brevia



Venous vasa vasorae


A. Originate in wall of the artery and then drain into artery

B. Originate in wall of the artery and then drain into vein

C. Originate in wall of the vein and then drain into vein

D. Originate in wall of the vein but then drain into artery


Vasa praevia is a condition in which fetal blood vessels


A. around fetal neck

B. cross internal opening of the uterus

C. around placenta

D. near umbilical cord


True about Vasa vasorum EXCEPT


A. Arterial vasa vasorum are many fewer in number compared with the venous Vasa vasorum

B. Arterial vasa vasorum are larger in diameter than venous vasa vasorum

C. vasa vasorum expand in response to the injury

D. venous vasa vasorum drain the arterial wall into companion veins



In descending aorta, vasa vasorum cease to supply the arterial tunica media with oxygenated blood at the level of the


A. Coeliac artery

B. Superior mesenteric artery

C. Inferior mesenteric artery

D. Renal arteries



Tear in vasa vasorum situated in tunica media layer of aorta most likely cause


A. Myocardial infatction

B. Pulmonary embolism

C. Aortic regurgitation

D. Aortic dissection



Presence of corkscrew collateral vessels in vasa vasorum is a hallmark of


A. Kawasaki disease

B. Systemic lupus erythematosus

C. Buerger’s disease

D. Rheumatoid vasculitis



T cells found near vasa vasorum are implicated in pathogenic process of


A. Kawasaki disease

B. Giant cell arteritis

C. Buerger’s disease

D. Rheumatoid vasculitis



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