Double aortic arch: on x-ray

Case contributed by Dr MohammadTaghi Niknejad

Patient Data

Age: 25 years old
Gender: Male
Modality: X-ray

Double aortic arch.

Case Discussion

Plain radiograph demonstrating a double aortic arch.
Double aortic arch is a rare anomaly caused by persistence of the fetal double aortic arch system. Most commonly, one arch is dominant and the other arch may be of small caliber or represented by a fibrous band 1.

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Case Information

rID: 22163
Case created: 16th Mar 2013
Last edited: 19th Feb 2016
Systems: Vascular, Chest
Tag: aorta
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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