Coarctation of the aorta

Case contributed by Dr Vincent Tatco

Presentation

Easy fatigability and occasional chest pain

Patient Data

Age: 30
Gender: Male
X-ray

Frontal chest radiograph shows the figure 3 sign at the aorta. There is also rib notching, best seen at the mid-clavicular line of the posterior 7th ribs bilaterally.

CT

CT angiography confirms coarctation of the aorta with dilated intercostal collateral vessels.

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Case information

rID: 40877
Case created: 6th Nov 2015
Last edited: 8th Mar 2016
Systems: Vascular, Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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