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Coarctation of the aorta

Case contributed by Mohammad Farghali Ali Tosson
Diagnosis certain

Presentation

Hypertension.

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Male
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Focal narrowing of the descending thoracic aorta distal to the left subclavian artery.

Mild post stenotic dilatation.

Minimal dilatation of the internal mammary artery.

No rib notching detected.

Case Discussion

Coarctation of the aorta explains the hypertension of the patient as secondary hypertension is predicted in young age.

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