Aortic Sinus

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Sinus, Aortic

 

(1) In mammals (excluding man), the initial, dilated part of the ascending aorta; the same as the bulbus arteriosis.

(2) In man, part of the cavity of the bulb of the aorta, located between the semilunar valve and the aortic wall.

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Congenital aneurysms of the sinuses of Valsalva are uncommon.
Aortic root dilatation at sinuses of Valsalva and aortic regurgitation in hypertensive and normotensive subjects: The Hypertension Genetic Epidemiology Network Study.