aortic arch

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the part of the aorta that arches and turns downward

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Getting more specific, the central circulatory system is extended to the arch of the aorta and descending aorta.
On the left side, the fistula would continue inferiorly, loop forward under the arch of the aorta, then course superiorly just posterior to the common carotid artery.
Computerized tomography of the chest shows a vascular structure along the left side of the arch of the aorta draining into the right atrium.