Thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms

I – Defining thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (TAAA) An aneurysm is an abnormal bulge in an artery that increases the artery’s diameter to over twice its normal size. Aneurysms can affect all arteries, but most often they are found on the

Abdominal aortic aneurysm

I – Location of the thoracic aorta The aorta has two segments, one in the rib cage, called the thoracic aorta, and another in the abdomen, called the abdominal aorta. The thorax and abdomen are separated by a horizontal muscle

Carotid stenosis

Defining carotid stenosis The internal carotid is an artery located in the neck (Figure 1). It extends upwards to the brain, supplying it with the oxygen it needs to function properly. The carotid artery is around 4 mm in diameter.