Thoracic Aorta 3D

  • Description                                                                                        
    • * Is the continuation of the arch of the aorta and lies in the posterior mediastinum.
    • * Begins on the left side of the lower border of the body of the fourth thoracic vertebra.
    • * Descends with an inclination to the right and terminates at the lower border of the twelfth thoracic vertebra.
    • * Continues as abdominal aorta which ends by dividing into right and left common iliac arteries.
    • * Gives rise to nine pairs of posterior intercostal arteries and one pair of subcostal arteries.
    • * Also gives rise to pericardial, bronchial, esophageal, mediastinal, and superior phrenic branches.

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  • Description                                                                                        
    • * Is the continuation of the arch of the aorta and lies in the posterior mediastinum.
    • * Begins on the left side of the lower border of the body of the fourth thoracic vertebra.
    • * Descends with an inclination to the right and terminates at the lower border of the twelfth thoracic vertebra.
    • * Continues as abdominal aorta which ends by dividing into right and left common iliac arteries.
    • * Gives rise to nine pairs of posterior intercostal arteries and one pair of subcostal arteries.
    • * Also gives rise to pericardial, bronchial, esophageal, mediastinal, and superior phrenic branches.

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