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The ascending aorta has the following relations:

  • superior:
    • arch of aorta - arching posteriorly
    • left brachiocephalic vein
  • inferior:
    • aortic valve
    • left ventricle
  • left: pulmonary trunk - passing from anterior to posterior
  • posterior:
    • transverse sinus
    • superior vena cava
  • anterior:
    • and inferior: auricle of right atrium
    • thymic remnants
    • manubrium and body of sternum

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