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Petit's sinuses

Alternative eponyms

  • Sinus of Morgagni
  • Sinus of Valsalva

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The space between the superior aspect of each of the semilunar cusps of the aortic valve and the dilated portion of the wall of the ascending aorta.

Description

The space between the superior aspect of each of the semilunar cusps of the aortic valve and the dilated portion of the wall of the ascending aorta. From two of these sinuses the coronary arteries take origin.

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