Description: This medical illustration diagram pictures the circulation of blood within a fetus during pregnancy. The image clearly shows colored arrows depicting oxygenated, deoxygenated, and mixed blood circulating through the body of the baby. In addition, labels appear for the major vascular shunts; including the ductus arteriosus, foramen ovale, and ductus venosus. Other labeled anatomical structures include the superior vena cava, inferior vena cava, heart, lungs, liver, abdominal aorta, portal sinus, portal vein, hypogastric arteries and vein, umbilicus, umbilical artery, and placenta.
Last Updated: Jul 19th, 2012