Aberrant right subclavian artery

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad


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Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male

Patchy ill defined, mostly subpleural, ground glass opacities and focal consolidations are seen at both lungs highly suggestive for COVID-19 pneumonia.

The right subclavian artery is arising from the arch of aorta directly posterior to the esophagus, inferring aberrant right subclavian artery

Case Discussion

Aberrant right subclavian artery (ARSA) is the most common aortic arch anomaly which is often asymptomatic, but some people may complain of tracheo-esophageal symptoms such as dysphagia.

This patient had positive RT-PCR testing for COVID-19.

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