Name = Aortic sinus
Latin = sinus aortae
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Aortalaid open to show the semilunar valves. (Aortic sinus labeled at upper left.)
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An aortic sinus is one of the anatomic dilations of the
ascending aorta, which occurs just above the aortic valve.
There are generally three aortic sinuses, the left, the right and the posterior.
* The left aortic sinus gives rise to the left
* The right aortic sinus gives rise to the right
* Usually, no vessels arise from the posterior aortic sinus, which is therefore known as the "non-coronary" sinus.
Each aortic sinus can also be referred to as the sinus of Valsalva, the sinus of Morgagni, or Petit's sinus.
Aneurysm of sinus of Valsalva
* - "Heart: The Aortic Valve and Aortic Sinuses"
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