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

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


Mani Ram Krishna1, Ganesh Kumar Gnanappa1, Rachel Fitzpatrick2, Julian Ayer1, David Winlaw3 
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

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.


How to cite this article:
Krishna MR, Gnanappa GK, Fitzpatrick R, Ayer J, Winlaw D. Anomalous origin of the left brachiocephalic artery in the right aortic arch: Is there a method to the madness?.Ann Pediatr Card 2017;10:301-303


How to cite this URL:
Krishna MR, Gnanappa GK, Fitzpatrick R, Ayer J, Winlaw D. Anomalous origin of the left brachiocephalic artery in the right aortic arch: Is there a method to the madness?. Ann Pediatr Card [serial online] 2017 [cited 2022 May 26 ];10:301-303
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