Coarctation of the aorta

Case contributed by Dr Andrew Dixon

Presentation

Initial CXR performed for cough.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Female
x_ray

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

dsa

Digital subtraction angiography demonstrating aortic coarctation and figure of 3.

Angiograms

ct

CT angiogram showing aortic coarctation distal to the left subclavian artery.

mri

MR angiogram confirms aortic coarctation.

Annotated image

Figure of 3 sign

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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