Celoria-Patton classification of interrupted aortic arch (illustration)

Case contributed by Vincent Tatco

This diagram depicts the types of interrupted aortic arch according to the site of interruption:

  • type A: distal to the left subclavian artery (LSA) - 2nd most common
  • type B: between the left common carotid artery (LCCA) and left subclavian artery (LSA) - most common
  • type C: between the innominate artery (IA) and left common carotid artery (LCCA)

(AA - ascending aorta; DA - descending aorta; PDA - patent ductus arteriosus; VSD - ventricular septal defect; PA - pulmonary artery; RA - right atrium; LA - left atrium; RV - right ventricle; LV - left ventricle)

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