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Valsalva's sinuses

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Three dilatations in wall of the aorta behind the flaps of the three aortic semilunar valves. They were recorded in a posthumous collection of Valsalva’s works published by Giovanni Battista Morgagni (1682-1771).


  • G. B. Morgagni:
    De vita et scriptis Antonii Mariae Valsalvae commentariolum. Venice, 1740.
    In this work, Valsalva's beloved pupil, Morgagni, assembled and published posthumously his teachers anatomical works.

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