ANDERS PERSSON, CMIV / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY ANDERS PERSSON, CMIV / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Enlarged aorta. Computed tomography (CT) scan of a side view of a human chest and abdomen, showing a swollen and enlarged aorta, the body's main artery. The front of the body is at left, with the heart at upper centre (red). The aorta arches over the heart and descends to the abdomen, passing the kidneys (red, lower centre). Here, the aorta is distended compared to its healthy state. This can be an indication of various vascular diseases that cause enlargement of the aorta and other blood vessels.
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