What is the major artery in the abdomen?

What is the major artery in the abdomen?

What is the major artery in the abdomen?

The abdominal aorta is the largest artery in the abdominal cavity. As part of the aorta, it is a direct continuation of the descending aorta (of the thorax).

What is the largest artery that runs down the thoracic cavity?

The aorta is the largest blood vessel in the body. This artery is responsible for transporting oxygen rich blood from your heart to the rest of your body. The aorta begins at the left ventricle of the heart, extending upward into the chest to form an arch.

What arteries arise from thoracic aorta?

The major noncoronary branches of the thoracic aorta are (in order) the innominate (also known as the brachiocephalic) artery, the left common carotid artery, and the left subclavian artery. The innominate artery bifurcates into the right common carotid and right subclavian arteries.

What arteries are in the abdomen?

The abdominal arteries arise from the abdominal aorta and are comprised of three groups of arteries: unpaired visceral arteries, paired visceral arteries, and parietal arteries.

What are the branches of descending thoracic aorta?

Descending thoracic aorta

Thoracic aorta
Branches bronchial arteries, esophageal arteries, posterior intercostal arteries, abdominal aorta, superior phrenic artery, pericardial arteries
Latin pars thoracica aortae, aorta thoracalis
MeSH D001013

At what point does the thoracic aorta become the abdominal aorta?

Abdominal Aorta. The abdominal aorta is a continuation of the thoracic aorta beginning at the level of the T12 vertebrae. It is approximately 13cm long and ends at the level of the L4 vertebra. At this level, the aorta terminates by bifurcating into the right and left common iliac arteries that supply the lower body.

What is the definitive test used to diagnose an abdominal aortic aneurysm?

Abdominal ultrasound. This test is most commonly used to diagnose abdominal aortic aneurysms. You lie on a table while a technician moves a wand (transducer) around your abdomen. Ultrasound uses sound waves to send images to a computer screen.