Right circumflex retro-oesophageal aortic arch with coarctation of a high-positioned right arch

Kyung Sik Ahn, Hwan Seok Yong, Joo Won Lee, Ok Hee Woo, Eun Young Kang

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Abstract

We present a rare case of right circumflex retro-oesophageal aortic arch with coarctation of a high-positioned right arch. A 7-month-old boy presented with a cardiac murmur. Cardiac situs was normal and there was no evidence of an intracardiac shunt or patent ductus arteriosus. MR aortography revealed a right aortic arch that was high-positioned, tortuous and narrowed. This right aortic arch crossed the midline behind the oesophagus and continued as a left-sided descending aorta. The left common carotid and subclavian arteries arose from a large branching vascular structure that derived from the top of the left-sided descending aorta. The right common carotid artery arose from the ascending aorta. The proximal portion of the right common carotid artery showed very severe stenosis and poststenotic dilatation. The right subclavian artery originated distal to the narrowed and tortuous segment of the aortic arch.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)584-586
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Radiology
Volume37
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jun 1

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Keywords

  • Child
  • Circumflex retro-oesophageal aortic arch
  • MRA
  • Right aortic arch

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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