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Anomalous origin of the left brachiocephalic artery in the right aortic arch: Is there a method to the madness?


1 Department of Pediatric Cardiology, The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, NSW, Australia
2 Department of Radiology, The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, NSW, Australia
3 Department of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, NSW, Australia

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Mani Ram Krishna
The Heart Centre for Children, The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Locked Bag 4001, Westmead, NSW 2145
Australia
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DOI: 10.4103/apc.APC_16_17

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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 301-303

 

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The anomalous origin of the left brachiocephalic artery in a right sided aortic arch is a rare vascular ring which might lead to esophageal compression. The exact embryological origin of this anomaly is still widely debated. We present an infant who presented with esophageal compression symptoms and review the various hypotheses about the embryological origin of this anomaly.






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1 Department of Pediatric Cardiology, The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, NSW, Australia
2 Department of Radiology, The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, NSW, Australia
3 Department of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, NSW, Australia

Correspondence Address:
Mani Ram Krishna
The Heart Centre for Children, The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Locked Bag 4001, Westmead, NSW 2145
Australia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/apc.APC_16_17

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The anomalous origin of the left brachiocephalic artery in a right sided aortic arch is a rare vascular ring which might lead to esophageal compression. The exact embryological origin of this anomaly is still widely debated. We present an infant who presented with esophageal compression symptoms and review the various hypotheses about the embryological origin of this anomaly.






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