Interruption of the aortic arch with right descending aorta - A rare condition and a cause of bronchial compression

Mary Ella Mascia Pierpont, Christoph L. Zollikofer, James H. Moller, Jesse E. Edwards

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Abstract

Four cases of interruption of the aortic arch with the rare association of right ductus arteriosus and right descending aorta are described. Three different variations in subclavian arterial origin are described. Each represents a mirror image of anatomic arrangements previously reported for interruption of the aortic arch with left descending aorta. One of the cases demonstrated massive emphysema of the right lung resulting from compression of the right main bronchus by the enlarged right ductus arteriosus. Another case documented unusually long survival (26 years) of a patient with interruption of the aortic arch and ventricular septal defect.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)153-159
Number of pages7
JournalPediatric Cardiology
Volume2
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1982

Keywords

  • Bilateral ductus arteriosus
  • Bronchial compression
  • Interruption of the aortic arch
  • Isolation of left subclavian artery
  • Right descending aorta
  • Vascular ring

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