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J Comput Assist Tomogr. 1978 Apr;2(2):173-5.

Absence of thoracic osteophytosis in the area adjacent to the aorta: computed tomography demonstration.


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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