Absence of Thoracic Osteophytosis in the Area Adjacent to the Aorta: Computed Tomography Demonstration


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Abstract

Computed tomography of the chest shows that right-sided unilateral thoracic osteophytosis is a common phenomenon. The cross-sectional images obtained appear to support the thesis that aortic pulsations have a preventive effect on the formation of left-sided osteophytes.

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