Year : 2018  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 92--96

Discontinuity of the arch beyond the origin of the left subclavian artery in an adult: Interruption or coarctation?


Pradeep Vaideeswar1, Supreet Marathe2, Saranya Singaravel1, Robert H Anderson3 
1 Department of Pathology, Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College and King Edward Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Dr. PK Sen Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College and King Edward Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
3 Institute of Genetic Medicine, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Pradeep Vaideeswar
Department of Pathology, Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic, Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College and King Edward Memorial Hospital, Parel, Mumbai - 400 012, Maharashtra
India

Congenital aortic anomalies are uncommon causes of secondary hypertension and are seldom suspected in the adult age group. We present a case of aortic interruption unexpectedly diagnosed on autopsy in a 38-year-old male who presented with cardiovascular collapse. Apart from interruption, a finding unique to our case was aneurysmal dilation of the proximal descending aorta just before the obstruction with thrombosis. We also attempt to review the literature for interrupted aortic arch in adults and clarify the nomenclature of interruption versus coarctation.


How to cite this article:
Vaideeswar P, Marathe S, Singaravel S, Anderson RH. Discontinuity of the arch beyond the origin of the left subclavian artery in an adult: Interruption or coarctation?.Ann Pediatr Card 2018;11:92-96


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Vaideeswar P, Marathe S, Singaravel S, Anderson RH. Discontinuity of the arch beyond the origin of the left subclavian artery in an adult: Interruption or coarctation?. Ann Pediatr Card [serial online] 2018 [cited 2022 May 26 ];11:92-96
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