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2016-01-23  Right aortic arch  © LilitHovsepyan  www.TheFetus.net

Right aortic arch
Lilit Hovsepyan, MD.
Erebouni Medical Center, Armenia.


Case report

This is a 29 years old primigravida, first time presented to our deparment at 26 weeks of gestation. The following images and videos show a case of right aortic arch; no other abnormalities were found.

Note: for more information about aortic arch anomalies we recommend this great summary.



Images 1-4: Cross-sectional views of the upper mediastinum in 2D and color doppler at the level of 3V-T showing the aorta to the right of the trachea and descending aorta to the right of the spine. The right-sided aortic arch and the left ductus arteriosus as in this case, form a vascular ring through the dorsal aspect of the trachea (reference in images 3 and 4).

  



Videos 1-6: Cross-sectional views of the 4-chamber and upper mediastinum in 2D and color doppler at the level of 3V-T showing the aorta to the right of the trachea and descending aorta to the right of the spine. The right-sided aortic arch and the left ductus arteriosus as in this case, form a vascular ring through the dorsal aspect of the trachea, usually asymptomatic in postnatal period.

   

 
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