Coarctation of the aorta

Case contributed by Dr Andrew Dixon


Initial CXR performed for cough.

Patient Data

Age: 30
Gender: Female


Modality: X-ray

Abnormal outline of the aortic knuckle with an indentation suggesting figure 3 sign of aortic coarctation

Modality: DSA (angiography)

Aortic coarctation and figure of 3


Modality: CT

aortic coarctation distal left subclavian artery.

Modality: MRI

aortic coarctation

Modality: Annotated image

Figure of 3

Case Discussion

Coarctation of the aorta just distal to the origin of the left subclavian artery. CXR shows good example of the figure 3 sign

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Case Information

rID: 18771
Case created: 20th Jul 2012
Last edited: 1st Oct 2016
Systems: Chest, Vascular
Tag: aorta
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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