aortic arch

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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.
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Initial evaluation of suspected aortic arch anomalies includes chest radiogram and barium esophagogram, followed by MRI and computed tomography (CT), bronchoscopy, and angiography.
Langlois J, Binet JP, De Brux JL, et al: Aortic arch anomalies.