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Abdominal aorta

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The abdominal aorta is the largest artery in the abdominal cavity. It is part of the aorta. It is a direct continuation of the descending aorta (of the thorax).

The abdominal aorta begins at the level of the diaphragm, crossing it via the aortic hiatus, technically behind the diaphragm.[1]

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