Coarctation of the aorta

Case contributed by Dr Yi-Jin Kuok

Presentation

Infective symptoms - resolving lung abscess on CXR

Patient Data

Age: 80
Gender: Male

Narrowing of the descending aorta is at the level of where the ligamentum arteriosum inserts into the descending aorta

Note the dilated intercotal arteries, recieving blood from collaterals from the subclavian arteries and supplying blood to the distal aorta

No rib notching detected

subendocardial enhancement in the region of the left anterior descending artery in keeping with myocardial infarction, of uncertain age

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Case information

rID: 17427
Published: 12th Apr 2012
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
System: Vascular
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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