aortic arch

  1. the part of the aorta that arches and turns downward
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  • The esophageal musculature is striated in the proximal esophagus (down to the level of the aortic arch) and is separated by a short transition zone from the smooth muscle portion of the esophagus.
  • The vagus nerve transmits afferent signals from the aortic arch baroreceptors, regulating arterial pressure.
  • A greater volume of the body can be imaged in a shorter time, allowing evaluation of the vasculature from the aortic arch to the circle of Willis.
  • The aortic arch is anterior to the trachea, and the descending aorta is on the right side.
  • Three arteries, feeding the head, neck and arms, branch off directly from the aortic arch, in this order: innominate, left carotid, left subclavian. Interruption of the Aortic Arch
  • The left common carotid artery branches directly off the transverse aortic arch, and the right common carotid artery branches off the brachiocephalic artery, which originates at the transverse aortic arch.
  • The stapedial artery originates as a dorsal branch of the second aortic arch and is a part of the carotid artery system.
  • The variations are usually associated with malformation of the heart and developmental anomalies of the aortic arch.
  • Blood supply to the head and upper limbs originates from the aortic arch through three main arteries: the right brachiocephalic artery, the left common carotid and the left subclavian.
  • Originating at the level of the sixth cervical vertebra, posterior to the cricoid cartilage, the esophagus passes through the thorax slightly to the right and behind the aortic arch and the left main stem bronchus.
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