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Pediatric Cardiology

, Volume 5, Issue 3, pp 191–195 | Cite as

Retroesophageal right aortic arch

  • Adam Schneeweiss
  • Leonard Blieden
  • Abraham Shem-Tov
  • Victor Deutsch
  • Henry N. Neufeld
Original Article

Summary

Right aortic arch with left descending aorta and a retroesophageal aortic segment is an uncommon congenital vascular malformation which may cause symptoms of compression from a vascular “ring.” The presence of this malformation may be suspected by the findings on barium swallow and the diagnosis confirmed by angiocardiography. Surgical intervention may be necessary in patients who have severe symptoms.

Key words

Right retroesophageal aortic arch Tetralogy of Fallot Aberrant left subclavian artery Mirror-image pattern Vascular ring 

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© Springer-Verlag 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Adam Schneeweiss
    • 1
  • Leonard Blieden
    • 2
  • Abraham Shem-Tov
    • 1
  • Victor Deutsch
    • 1
  • Henry N. Neufeld
    • 1
  1. 1.Heart InstituteChaim Sheba Medical CenterTel Hashomer
  2. 2.Bellinson HospitalMassada Center for Heart DiseasePetach TikvaIsrael

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