aortic arch

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the part of the aorta that arches and turns downward

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In addition to its regular application in carotid arteries this technique is extensively used in the evaluation of vascular by-pass grafts, aortic arch anomalies and aortic coarctation.
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.
Follow-up of surgical correction of aortic arch anomalies causing tracheoesophageal compression: A 38-year single institution experience.