The part of the aorta that extends from the aortic arch into the thorax and abdomen.
The part of the aorta that extends from the aortic arch to form the thoracic aorta and the abdominal aorta.
Descending-aorta Sentence Examples
Both present the appearance of diminutive clusters of grapes, at the anterior end of the kidneys, close to the suprarenal bodies, separated from each other by the descending aorta and by the vena cava where this is formed by the right and left vena iliaca communis.
They discovered a large aneurysm of the proximal descending aorta at the site of the Dacron Patch Graft repair done 14 years earlier.
In asymptomatic children with COA, the descending aorta receives left ventricle blood through the ascending aorta; these children have fewer, if any, associated cardiac abnormalities.
The goal of treatment in children is to reopen the ductus arteriosus and restore blood flow to the descending aorta.