Coarctation of the aorta

Case contributed by Vincent Tatco
Diagnosis certain


Easy fatigability and occasional chest pain

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male

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

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