Aberrant right subcvlavian artery - MR angiography

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert

Presentation

MRA of the thoracic aorta was prescribed by the attending cardiologist in a 60 year old woman with a widened aortic root on echocardiography.

Patient Data

Age: 60
Gender: Female

The aberrant right subclavian artery arises as the last vessel from the aortic arch and crosses over to the right side, mostly between the upper oesophagus and the spine. Here, it can cause difficulty of swallowing (dysphagia lusoria). 

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Case Information

rID: 13708
Diagnostic certainty: Certain
Case created: 8th May 2011
Last edited: 9th Oct 2015
System: Vascular
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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