Coarctation of aorta

Case contributed by Dr Paresh K Desai


6 year old girl with hypertension and weak lower limb pulses.

Patient Data

Age: 6
Gender: Female
DSA (angiography)

Catheter angiogram with 5F pigtail catheter reveals severe coarctation in the post ductal segment of descending thoracic aorta.

Collaterals in the chest wall are noted from subclavian territory.

Case Discussion

Coarctation of the aorta refers to a narrowing of the aortic lumen. It can be primarily divided into two types:

  1. infantile (pre-ductal) form 
  2. adult (juxta-ductal, post-ductal or middle aortic) form 
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Case information

rID: 6730
Case created: 12th Aug 2009
Last edited: 7th Nov 2015
Systems: Vascular, Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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