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Medical Term:

aortic arch syndrome


Definition: atheromatous and/or thrombotic obliteration of the branches of the arch of the aorta leading to diminished or absent pulses in the neck and arms.

Synonym(s): Martorell syndrome

See Also: Takayasu arteritis, reversed coarctation

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