Right sided aortic arch

Case contributed by Dr Alberto Nania

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Breathlessness ? pneumonia

Patient Data

Age: 90
Gender: Female
X-ray

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
Published: 7th Mar 2018
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
System: Cardiac, Vascular
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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