Right sided aortic arch with mirror image branching and absent coeliac trunk

Case contributed by Dr Fakhry Mahmoud Ebouda


Incidental findings in patient investigated for anaemia and weight loss.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years old
Gender: Male

Right sided aortic arch with mirror image branching (no aberrant course of the left subclavian). The whole thoracic aorta is running through the right paravertebral line up to level of T11 where it crosses to the left side. The splenic and common hepatic arteries are arising directly from abdominal aorta in the presumed site of coeliac axis which is absent (anatomical variant).

Case Discussion

Aortic arch variant and absent celiac trunk.

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Case information

rID: 46753
Case created: 15th Jul 2016
Last edited: 18th Jul 2016
System: Vascular
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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