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Coarctation of the aorta

Case contributed by Dr Abdallah Al Khateeb

Presentation

Easy fatigability.

Patient Data

Age: 20 years
Gender: Female
X-ray

Bilateral symmetric inferior rib notching is demonstrated.

Mild cardiomegaly with a rounded left ventricular margin.

The lungs are essentially clear with normal vascular pattern.

Case Discussion

Further workup confirmed adult-type coarctation of the aorta.

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