Mario A. Fabiani,
Department of Vascular Surgery, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Monterrey, N.L., Mexico
Mauricio González-Urquijo,
Department of Vascular Surgery, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Monterrey, N.L., Mexico
Christian Silva-Platas,
Department of Vascular Surgery, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Monterrey, N.L., Mexico
Miguel Á. Carrillo-Martínez,
School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Radiology, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Monterrey, N.L.; Mexico
Diego Herrera-Vegas,
Department of Vascular Surgery, CEMIC, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Luis Morelli,
Department of Vascular Surgery, Hospital San Juan de Dios, San José, Costa Rica
Carlos Vaquero-Puerta,
Department of Vascular Surgery, Universidad de Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain
Miguel Montero-Baker,
Department of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas, United States of America
Claudio Schonholtz,
Department of Vascular Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina, Heart & Vascular Center, Charleston, South Carolina, United States of America
David E. Hinojosa-González,
Department of Vascular Surgery, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Monterrey, N.L., Mexico
Nilo Mosquera-Anchorena,
Department of Vascular Surgery, CHUS Hospital, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Michel Reijnen,
Department of Vascular Surgery, Rijnstate Hospital, Arnhem, The Netherlands; Multi-Modality Medical Imaging Group, TechMed Centre, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands


Background: There is a lack of studies describing the normal size of the aorta in Mexican population. Objective: To analyze aortic measurements in Mexican patients and to compared them with patients from five different countries. Methods: Measurements of the aorta were divided in Mexicans and controls. Comparisons between ethnicities and groups were performed using Mann Whitney rank sum test. Results: The registry included 166 patients, 106 (63.8%) were enrolled in Mexico and 60 (36.1%) in the control group. Mexican patients had smaller aortic diameters compared to the control group, at the level of the right renal artery ostium, inferior mesenteric artery, and aortic bifurcation. The Hispanic population had significantly smaller aortic diameters from the level of the celiac artery to the aortic bifurcation. Conclusion: The normal aortic diameters in the Mexican population are smaller compared to other countries.



Keywords: Aortic anatomy. Aorta. Aortic dimensions. Aortic size.