Right sided aortic arch

Case contributed by Alberto Nania


Breathlessness ? pneumonia

Patient Data

Age: 90
Gender: Female

Aortic arch is located in the right superior mediastinum in keeping with right sided aortic arch, anatomical variant. Even allowing for projection, the heart is enlarged.

Case Discussion

Right sided aortic arch is an anatomical variant, it is important to recognise it as non-pathological and not to be confused with a mediastinal mass.

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Case information

rID: 58814
Case created: 7th Mar 2018
Last edited: 7th Mar 2018
Systems: Vascular, Cardiac
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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