Diagnostic dilemma: Left aortic arch with right descending aorta - A rare vascular ring

G. K. Singh, S. B. Greenberg, R. K. Balsara

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Abstract

An infant had a rare type of vascular ring comprising a left aortic arch, a retroesophageal transverse aorta, a right descending aorta, and a right ligamentum arteriosum. Noninvasive studies including echocardiography with Doppler color flow mapping and magnetic resonance imaging were diagnostic of a vascular ring. However, only angiography prospectively established the exact type of ring. This report discusses the pitfalls of noninvasive studies used to diagnose unusual arch anomalies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-48
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Cardiology
Volume18
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997

Keywords

  • Angiography
  • Echocardiography
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Vascular ring

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