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aortic arch

[ā′ȯrd·ik ′ärch]
(anatomy)
The portion of the aorta extending from the heart to the third thoracic vertebra; single in warm-blooded vertebrates and paired in fishes, amphibians, and reptiles.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Ma, "Diagnosis of congenital aortic arch anomalies in Chinese children by multi-detector computed tomography angiography," Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology: Medical Science, vol.
It completely encircles the trachea and esophagus Aortic arch anomalies that form a vascular ring can compress the trachea and esophagus.
The two most common aortic arch anomalies that cause airway compression are (1) a double aortic arch and (2) a right aortic arch with an aberrant left subclavian artery and left ligamentum arteriosum.