Coexistence an aberrant right subclavian artery with other congenital anomalies: case report and review of the literature

  • Alexander Gennadievich Mrochek
  • Sergey Lvovich Kabak
  • Iryna Kazimirovna Haidzel
  • Yuliya Michailovna MelnichenkoEmail author
  • Tamara Ivanovna Kalenchic
Anatomic Variations


Aberrant right subclavian artery is the most common aortic arch anomaly that frequently occurs in coexistence with other congenital cardiovascular anomalies. A 32-year-old male patient was hospitalized with ventricular septal defect, chronic heart failure NYHA class III, pulmonary arterial hypertension. Contrast-enhanced multislice computed tomography revealed membranous ventricular septal defect, persistent left superior vena cava, bicuspid aortic valve and aberrant right subclavian artery. Aberrant right subclavian artery was clinically silent and discovered accidentally. The patient underwent heart–lung transplantation due to pronounced, irreversible pulmonary hypertension. This article reports a rare coexistence of aberrant right subclavian artery with other congenital anomalies of the heart and great vessels in living men.


Aberrant right subclavian artery Bicuspid aortic valve Persistent left superior vena cava Ventricular septal defect Congenital heart disease Pulmonary arterial hypertension Arteria lusoria 


Author contributions

Protocol/project development: AGM, SLK. Data collection or management: IKH. Data analysis: SLK, IKH. Manuscript writing/editing: SLK, YMM, TIK.


The study had no sponsorship.

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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Republican Scientific and Practical Centre “Cardiology”MinskBelarus
  2. 2.Human Morphology DepartmentBelarusian State Medical UniversityMinskBelarus
  3. 3.Medical Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy Department, Belarusian State Medical UniversityMinskBelarus

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