Discussion started by Melike Guryildirim 9 years ago
A right aortic arch is an uncommon congenital anomaly with an estimated incidence of %0,1.

When this condition is associated with mirror image branching, congenital heart anomalies such as the tetralogy of Fallot are often present

If a vascular ring is formed by anomalous vessels, it may cause the compression of mediastinal structures such as the trachea or the esophagus. In these cases, this abnormal condition is usually recognized in childhood with severe symptoms

Some variants of this anomaly are found with atherosclerotic changes of the anomalous vessels, dissection, or aneurysmal dilatation in adulthood by emergence of symptoms or incidentally by radiographic studies for an evaluation of other diseases.

Since I have started working with my x- rays I have seen three such cases, one of them was a child, whose x- ray I have put it in the gallery. Two of them were adults and they had irrelevant complaints and the right aortic arches were incidental findings.

Reference:

Higashikuni Y; Nagashima T; Ishizaka N; Kinugawa K; Hirata Y; Nagai R International Journal Of Cardiology [Int J Cardiol] 2008 Oct 30; Vol. 130 (1), pp. e53-5
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Melike Guryildirim
Melike Guryildirim
Thank you! That is "natürlich" correct! :)
9 years ago
Roland Talanow
Roland Talanow
Thanks, Melike.
That was a quick response!
:-)
I'll try to upload today also a few more cases.
Hoscakal! (I hope I didn't misspell it!)
9 years ago
Melike Guryildirim
Melike Guryildirim
Thank you very much. I have put a picture of an x-ray in the gallery. I say "picture" because I actually took a picture of it. I have my interesting cases at home with me, but not in electronic environment unfortunately. So I came up with such a solution! :D It seems it's time I build my own interactive archive! I will certainly ask for your assistance. Thanks again!
9 years ago
Roland Talanow
Roland Talanow
Melike,
thank you for the info. I think it would be nice if you could upload one or two images of your cases under "My Cases" so that other students/residents might also see how it looks like. By the way, your Karma wiill increase with each case you upload! ;-)

The upload form is self-explanatory, but let me know if you need any assistance.
9 years ago
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