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Illustration - Diaphragm

Aortic hiatus

Aortic hiatus

Pronunciation

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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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