Right sided aortic arch

Case contributed by Dr Andrew Ho

Presentation

54 year old female pre-op chest film for a right hip fracture.

Patient Data

Age: 54
Gender: Female
Modality: X-ray
Frontal radiography shows a right paratracheal density (black arrow) with minimal leftward tracheal deviation in this patient with a known right-sided aortic arch since birth. 

Case Discussion

right sided aortic arch is a type of aortic arch variant which thought to occur in approximately 0.05-0.2% of the population.

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Case Information

rID: 22939
Case created: 6th May 2013
Last edited: 18th Sep 2015
System: Chest
Tags: aorta, variant
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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