Repaired aortic coarctation

Case contributed by Dr Kylie Lopes Floro


Fever and productive cough.

Patient Data

Age: 55
Gender: Male

Case contributed by Kylie Lopes Floro and David Preston

  • Unusual appearance of the left 5th rib with angulation and flattening.
  • Unfolding and tortuosity of the aorta with loss of aortic knob.

Case Discussion

Further research identified that this patient had a repaired coarctation of the aorta. Note, there is no rib notching or a figure 3 sign due to surgical repair of the coarctation.

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Case information

rID: 44834
Case created: 5th May 2016
Last edited: 14th May 2016
Systems: Chest, Cardiac
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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