Aortic arch morphometry in living humans

Demertzis, Stefanos; Hurni, Samuel; Stalder, Mario; Gahl, Brigitta; Herrmann, Gudrun; Van den Berg, Jos (2010). Aortic arch morphometry in living humans. Journal of anatomy, 217(5), pp. 588-96. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell 10.1111/j.1469-7580.2010.01297.x

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Anatomical features of the aortic arch such as its steepness, the take-off angles and the distances between its supra-aortic branches can influence the feasibility and difficulty of interventional and/or surgical maneuvers. These anatomical characteristics were assessed by means of 3D multiplanar reconstruction of thoracic angio-computed tomography scans of 92 living patients (79 males, 13 females, mean age 69.4 ± 9.9 years) carried out for various indications (gross pathology of the thoracic aorta excluded). There was a significant variation of all measured parameters between the subjects - a standard aortic arch (i.e. with all measured parameters within 2 SD) does not seem to exist. There were no significant differences between genders but some of the parameters correlated significantly to age.

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04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Cardiovascular Disorders (DHGE) > Clinic of Cardiovascular Surgery
04 Faculty of Medicine > Pre-clinic Human Medicine > Institute of Anatomy

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Demertzis, Stefanos, Hurni, Samuel, Stalder, Mario, Herrmann, Gudrun








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04 Oct 2013 14:09

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