Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Aorta and IVC - left or right?

Anatomy was very confusing, especially relative position of structures. One constant confuser was the position of Aorta and Venacava as they descend into thorax.
I remembered that the AoRTa is RighT .
Here's another way to remember : Both a-o-r-t-a and r-i-g-h-t have 5 letters; v-e-n-a and c-a-v-a and l-e-f-t have 4 letters.

1 comment :

karan said...

aorta is on the left and vena cava on the right.. this pnemonic probably is made if we see the body from from.. but that creates confusion.. it should in anatomic position.. thanks anyway..

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