What is Conus arteriosus?
It is a cone-shaped pouch that is formed from the left angle and the upper angle of the right ventricle located in the chordate heart. The pulmonary trunk originates from this structure. The sac has a smooth wall.
Conus arteriosus Synonyms
This conical sac is also referred to by various other names like:
- Cône artériel
- Pulmonary conus
- Infundibulum of right ventricle
- Outflow tract of right ventricle
Conus arteriosus Location
It is situated at the entry point of the pulmonary trunk in the heart.
Conus arteriosus Function
It allows the blood to pass without flowing into the lungs until they are formed completely and infants can breathe on their own.
Conus arteriosus Pictures
Take a look at these images of the structure to know about its physical appearance.
Picture 1 – Conus arteriosus
Picture 2 – Conus arteriosus Image