Right sided aortic arch

Case contributed by Ian Bickle


Medical fitness chest x-ray.

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Male

The arch of the aortic lies on the right.

Lungs clear.

Heart size normal.

Case Discussion

Right-sided aortic arch is a type of aortic arch variant characterized by the aortic arch coursing to the right of the trachea.  It occurs in less than 1 in 1000 individuals.

It is an anatomical variant.

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