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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 81-83
Interrupted aortic arch: A case report

1 Department of Radiology, IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo Foundation; Department of Clinical-Surgical, Diagnostic and Pediatric Sciences, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy
2 Department of Clinical-Surgical, Diagnostic and Pediatric Sciences, University of Pavia; Department of Cardio-Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo Foundation, Viale Camillo Golgi 19, Pavia, Italy
3 Department of Radiology, IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo Foundation, Pavia, Italy

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Andrea Franconeri
Department of Radiology, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Viale Camillo Golgi, 19, 27100 Pavia PV
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijri.IJRI_273_19

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Interrupted aortic arch diagnosed in adult age is a rare entity, with only a few cases published in the literature. Most of them are classified as type A interrupted aortic arch and differential diagnosis is associated with severe chronic coarctation. We present a case of a 52-year-old woman accessed to the emergency department for chest and right upper limb pain that increased in the last days. She underwent a computed tomography angiogram showing interruption of the aortic arch, distal to left subclavian artery origin, large bilateral collateral vessels connecting subclavian arteries to descending aorta with multiple voluminous aneurysms, a bicuspid aortic valve, dilatated tubular segment of ascending thoracic aorta, and a suspected atrial septal defect. A nonsystematic literature review regarding these conditions has been performed.

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