Aortic Aneurysm in the Chest Anatomy
To better understand dissecting thoracic aneurysm, it helps to understand the anatomy of the aorta.
The aorta is the largest artery in the body. It starts at the heart and ends in the abdomen, where it branches into the iliac arteries. The thoracic aorta is the part of the aorta that resides in the chest.
The aorta is divided into three main segments:
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