Hypoplastic Circumflex Retroesophageal Right-Sided Cervical Aortic Arch With Unusual Vascular Arrangement and Severe Coarctation

Gurpal S. Ahluwalia, Abbas G. Rashid, Massimo Griselli, Michal Szczeklik, Michael L. Rigby, Raad H. Mohiaddin, Daryl F. Shore

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Abstract

We report the case of a 12-year-old boy with a hypoplastic retroesophageal circumflex right-sided cervical aortic arch and coarctation. After the incidental finding of a heart murmur when the boy was 9 years old, cardiac magnetic resonance showed a right-sided cervical aortic arch, hypoplastic transverse arch, and separate origin of the left common carotid, right common carotid, right vertebral, and right subclavian arteries. The left subclavian artery arose from the proximal descending aorta next to the coarctation. An extra-anatomical ascending to descending aorta tube graft was inserted through a right lateral thoracotomy with good results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1014-1016
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume84
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2007
Externally publishedYes

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