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Aortic spindle

Dr Henry Knipe et al.

Aortic spindles are an anatomical variant of the proximal descending thoracic aorta. It occurs just distal to the aortic isthmus and has a circumferential smooth bulging appearance. 

Differential diagnosis

Anatomy: Thoracic

Anatomy: Thoracic

Article information

rID: 46017
System: Vascular
Section: Anatomy
Tag: cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Aortic spindles

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Cases and figures

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