great vessel


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great vessel

one of the large arteries and veins entering and leaving the heart. They include the aorta, the pulmonary arteries and veins, and the superior and inferior vena cava.

great vessel

One of the large blood vessels entering and leaving the heart.
See also: vessel
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Thymic carcinomas are larger tumors, and the findings of invasion of the great vessels, lymphadenopathy, phrenic nerve palsy, and lung or distant metastases are seen only in patients with thymic carcinoma.
But the blade used for incision in open laparoscopy has also been known to cause great vessel injury.
Table 1: World Health Organization classification of thymoma Type Histologic description A Medullary thymoma AB Mixed thymoma B1 Predominantly cortical thymoma B2 Cortical thymoma B3 Well-differentiated thymic carcinoma C Thymic carcinoma Table 2: Masaoka staging system of thymoma Stage 1 Encapsulated tumor with no gross or microscopic invasion Stage 2 Macroscopic invasion into mediastinal fat or pleura Stage 3 Invasion of pericardium, great vessels, or lung Stage 4 Pleural or pericardial metastatic spread Stage 5 Lymphatic or hematogenous spread
5) Echocardiography can have limitations such as poor windows due to obesity or scarring and lack of definition of thoracic great vessels.
Congenital heart disease is a defect in the structure of the heart and great vessels that is present at birth.
As the patient is moved into the Trendelenburg position, the great vessels are more in line with the 45-degree angle that most surgeons use when placing their Veress needle and primary trocar, which can lead to an increased risk of injury.
They detail surgical approaches to the heart, the normal surgical anatomy of the cardiac chambers, the valves and systems for circulation and conduction within the heart, congenitally malformed hearts, lesions, abnormalities of the great vessels, and positional abnormalities of the heart.
Round pumpkins or squash with flat bottoms, such as kabocha or Italian stripe, make great vessels for plants.
About 12% of those are accompanied by congenital heart abnormalities including atrial and ventricular septal defect, aortic coarctation, transposition of the great vessels and Tetralogy of Fallot.
There are various causes of a retroperitoneal haemorrhage; these include bleeding from renal vessels, kidney, great vessels either spontaneously or after trauma.
However, the close anatomic relationship between lumbar spine and great vessels including aorta, inferior vena cava, or iliac vessels result in more complications of vascular injury reported with the widely used procedures.