aortic hiatus

The opening in the diaphragm bounded by the two crura, the vertebral column, and the median arcuate ligament, through which pass the aorta and thoracic duct. ... Synonym: hiatus aorticus, aortic foramen, aortic opening. ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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aortic hiatus

Type: Term Definitions: 1. the opening in the diaphragm, at the level of vertebra T12, bounded by the two crura, the vertebral column, and the median arcuate ligament, through which the aorta and thoracic duct pass. Synonyms: hiatus aorticus, aortic foramen, aortic opening
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Aortic hiatus

The aortic hiatus is a hole in the human diaphragm. It is the lowest and most posterior of the large apertures. It is located approximately at the level of the twelfth thoracic vertebra (T12). ==Structure== Strictly speaking, it is not an aperture in the diaphragm but an osseoaponeurotic opening between it and the vertebral column, and therefore b...
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