Coarctation of the aorta

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

Patient Data

Age: 12
Gender: Male
Modality: X-ray

Chest x-ray of a 12 year old boy demonstrates slight indentation of aorta (figure of 3 sign) with associated inferior rib notching.

Modality: CT

Case Discussion

CTA (see diagrams) confirms coarctation of the aorta with marked enlargement of the intercostal and internal mammary arteries. 

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Case Information

rID: 6279
Case created: 22nd May 2009
Last edited: 29th Aug 2015
Tag: aorta
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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