A Rare Case of Adult Aortic "Ring"
Received Date: Feb 02, 2019 / Accepted Date: Feb 04, 2019 / Published Date: Feb 07, 2019
A 74-year-old man was referred to our outpatient clinic after an accidental CT scan discovery, rare in elderly patients, of a balanced double aortic arch. The patient was totally asymptomatic. Figure 1 shows CT 3D reconstruction of anterior and lateral aspect of the anatomical variation. The same size arches formed a complete vascular ring encircling the trachea and esophagus without any sign of compression or constriction. Right carotid and subclavian arteries originate from posterior branch, left carotid and subclavian arteries originate from anterior branch. Since indication to surgery was not deemed appropriate, a regular periodic follow up was instituted.
Figure 1: CT-scan 3D reconstruction of anterior and lateral aspect of the congenital anatomical variation. The same size arches formed a complete vascular ring encircling trachea and esophagus without sign of compression or constriction. Right carotid and subclavian arteries originate from posterior branch, left carotid and subclavian arteries originate from anterior branch.
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Citation: Clerici A, Barbero C, Rinaldi M (2019) A Rare Case of Adult Aortic "Ring". J Mol Genet Med 13:i101. DOI: 10.4172/1747-0862.1000i101
Copyright: © 2019 Clerici A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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