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Aortic hiatus

Other Terms: Aortic aperture, Aortic hiatus of diaphragm, Hiatus aorticus, Hiatus aortique

Description

The aortic hiatus is the passageway for the aorta between the posterior margin of the diaphragm and the vertebral column behind the median arcuate ligament. This is transition point from the thoracic aorta to the abdominal aorta.

Latin

Hiatus aorticus

French

Hiatus aortique

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