Aneurysm of the Descending Thoracic Aorta


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This 3D-printed model depicting an aneurysm of the descending thoracic aorta is an excellent tool for medical professionals and students to better understand the complex condition. Created from segmented CT imagery, the model is realistic and accurate, making it a valuable asset for teaching and learning.

The model displays the aneurysm in its entirety, allowing for study of the size, shape, and overall appearance alongside the affected areas of the thoracic aorta. The model is also divided into different regions and colored, allowing for further exploration of the aneurysm’s individual components.

Printed with durable and long-lasting resin polymers, this life-like representation makes a great addition to any medical school or private practice. 

What is an Aneurysm of the Descending Thoracic Aorta?

An aortic aneurysm is the pathological dilation of the aorta, the largest artery in the human body, which extends from the top of the heart down through the chest and abdomen. If not treated, complications in blood flow can lead to aortic rupture and death. Aneurysms that occur between the aortic and the descending aorta are called thoracic aortic aneurysms (TAAs). It is estimated that five to 10 in 100,000 patients are diagnosed with a TAA every year. Out of all TAAs, 35% are found in the descending aorta and less than 10% are found in the aortic arch. Learn more about this condition here.

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Dimensions 13.5 × 13.3 × 21.7 cm