Imaging of the Aorta: Embryology and Anatomy

Horacio Murillo, Michael J. Lane, Rajesh Punn, Dominik Fleischmann, Carlos S. Restrepo

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Abstract

This review focuses on the embryology and anatomy of the aorta with some imaging examples. Dividing the aorta by segments of unique function and embryogenesis facilitates organizing the group of potential anomalies encountered. A basic understanding of the embryologic development of the aorta and its major branches helps in understanding and recognizing typical and atypical anatomic findings. Diagnostic imaging of the aorta and its major branches can be accomplished by invasive and noninvasive methods, based on the clinical scenario and the age of the patient. In this review, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging examples are emphasized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)169-190
Number of pages22
JournalSeminars in Ultrasound, CT and MRI
Volume33
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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