Modality: Diagram

- “ Illustrations of the thoracic aorta and its branches. See article for more information. ”

Used in the following article:

  • Thoracic aorta - “ The thoracic aorta is the most superior division of the aorta and is divided into three sections: ascending aorta aortic arch descending aorta ...”
  • Aortic arch - “ The aortic arch represents the direct continuation of the ascending aorta and represents a key area for a review of normal variant anatomy and a w...”
  • Ascending aorta - “ The ascending aorta is the first part of the aorta, and begins at the aortic valve, located obliquely just to the left of the midline at the level...”
  • Descending aorta - “ The descending aorta is the continuation of the aortic arch in the posterior mediastinum. Gross anatomy The descending aorta commences at the le...”
  • Aortic isthmus - “ The aortic isthmus is the part of the aorta just distal to the origin of the left subclavian artery at the site of the ductus arteriosus. This po...”

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