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Surgical Anatomy of the Aorta

  • Denis Berdajs
  • Marko I. Turina
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Abstract

Surgery of the aorta is one of the most challenging areas of cardiac and vascular surgery, from the management of emergency situations to the treatment of degenerative diseases. To achieve an optimal surgical result, it is essential not only to have an exhaustive knowledge of the pathological mechanisms involved, but also to be familiar with the anatomy of the aorta. Hence, we are dedicating an entire chapter to this great vessel of the human body.

Keywords

Aortic Arch Thoracic Aorta Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Subclavian Artery Phrenic Nerve 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Denis Berdajs
    • 1
  • Marko I. Turina
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Cardiovascular SurgeryCentre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, CHUVLausanneSwitzerland
  2. 2.University Hospital ZürichZürichSwitzerland

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