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Isolated persistence of the fifth aortic arch in an infant presenting with congestive heart failure


1 Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Giovanni XXIII Pediatric Hospital, Bari, Italy
2 Department of Peditarics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sapienza - University of Rome, Rome, Italy

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Dr. Giovanni Meliota
Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Giovanni XXIII Paediatric Hospital, Via Amendola 207, 70126 Bari
Italy
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DOI: 10.4103/apc.APC_53_19

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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 91-94

 

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The persistence of the fifth aortic arch (PFAA) in postnatal life is an extremely rare and controversial cardiovascular malformation. PFAA is defined as an extra-pericardial vessel arising from the ascending aorta proximal to the origin of the brachiocephalic arteries, terminating either in the dorsal aorta or in the pulmonary arteries through the persistently patent arterial duct. An isolated PFAA with systemic-to-pulmonary connection best fits this definition, while the vast majority of cases reported as PFAA may have alternative embryological explanations. We present a unique case of a 5-week-old patient with an isolated PFAA with systemic-to-pulmonary connection, who presented with congestive heart failure. A first differential diagnosis was made with distal aortopulmonary window and an atypical patent arterial duct. A careful analysis of the case and a systematic review of the literature made us conclude for an isolated PFAA, which is one of the only five cases ever reported.






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1 Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Giovanni XXIII Pediatric Hospital, Bari, Italy
2 Department of Peditarics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sapienza - University of Rome, Rome, Italy

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Giovanni Meliota
Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Giovanni XXIII Paediatric Hospital, Via Amendola 207, 70126 Bari
Italy
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/apc.APC_53_19

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The persistence of the fifth aortic arch (PFAA) in postnatal life is an extremely rare and controversial cardiovascular malformation. PFAA is defined as an extra-pericardial vessel arising from the ascending aorta proximal to the origin of the brachiocephalic arteries, terminating either in the dorsal aorta or in the pulmonary arteries through the persistently patent arterial duct. An isolated PFAA with systemic-to-pulmonary connection best fits this definition, while the vast majority of cases reported as PFAA may have alternative embryological explanations. We present a unique case of a 5-week-old patient with an isolated PFAA with systemic-to-pulmonary connection, who presented with congestive heart failure. A first differential diagnosis was made with distal aortopulmonary window and an atypical patent arterial duct. A careful analysis of the case and a systematic review of the literature made us conclude for an isolated PFAA, which is one of the only five cases ever reported.






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