Development of right circumflex aorta (illustration)

Case contributed by Dr Vincent Tatco

This diagram shows the development of a right circumflex aorta.

Case Discussion

Circumflex aorta is a rare vascular ring caused by retroesophageal crossing of the aorta to the contralateral side. Right circumflex aorta develops when there is regression of the left fourth branchial arch and persistence of the left ductus arteriosus and left dorsal aorta.

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Case information

rID: 64305
Published: 15th Nov 2018
Last edited: 31st Jan 2019
System: Chest, Vascular
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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