Coarctation of the aorta

Case contributed by Dr Dalia Ibrahim

Patient Data

Gender: Male

Tight focal stenosis of the descending thoracic aorta (about 2cm distal to the origin of the left subclavian artery).

Mild post stenotic dilataton.

Discrepancy between ascending and descending aorta (Ectatic ascending aorta, proximal aortic arch and its branches)

Extensive network of vascular collaterals (internal mammery,intercostal, subscapular and prevertebral arteries) providing arterial supply to the lower body.


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Case information

rID: 27458
Published: 3rd Feb 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Vascular
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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