CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Indian J Radiol Imaging 2020; 30(01): 81-83
DOI: 10.4103/ijri.IJRI_273_19
Case Report

Interrupted aortic arch: A case report

Andrea Franconeri
Department of Radiology, IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo Foundation
Department of Clinical-Surgical, Diagnostic and Pediatric Sciences, University of Pavia
,
Francesco Ballati
Department of Radiology, IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo Foundation
Department of Clinical-Surgical, Diagnostic and Pediatric Sciences, University of Pavia
,
Maurizio Pin
Department of Clinical-Surgical, Diagnostic and Pediatric Sciences, University of Pavia
Department of Cardio-Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo Foundation, Viale Camillo Golgi 19, Pavia, Italy
,
Luisa Carone
Department of Radiology, IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo Foundation
,
Gian M Danesino
Department of Radiology, IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo Foundation
,
Adele Valentini
Department of Radiology, IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo Foundation
› Author Affiliations
Financial support and sponsorship Nil.

Abstract

Interrupted aortic arch diagnosed in adult age is a rare entity, with only a few cases published in the literature. Most of them are classified as type A interrupted aortic arch and differential diagnosis is associated with severe chronic coarctation. We present a case of a 52-year-old woman accessed to the emergency department for chest and right upper limb pain that increased in the last days. She underwent a computed tomography angiogram showing interruption of the aortic arch, distal to left subclavian artery origin, large bilateral collateral vessels connecting subclavian arteries to descending aorta with multiple voluminous aneurysms, a bicuspid aortic valve, dilatated tubular segment of ascending thoracic aorta, and a suspected atrial septal defect. A nonsystematic literature review regarding these conditions has been performed.



Publication History

Received: 24 June 2019

Accepted: 21 December 2019

Publication Date:
19 July 2021 (online)

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