The aorta, the great artery, is the largest artery of the human body and carries oxygenated blood ejected from the left ventricle to the systemic circulation. It is divided into:

It has branches from each section and gradually tapers down to its termination where it bifurcates into the common iliac arteries anterior to the L4 vertebral body.

Variant anatomy

  • aortic anatomical variants
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