Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy

, Volume 39, Issue 3, pp 345–348 | Cite as

An unusual course of aortic arch through an accessory fissure of left upper lobe of the lung: extramediastinal aortic arch

  • Mehmet Ali İkidağ
  • Hüseyin Biçer
  • Mehmet Ali Cüce
  • Meral Uyar
  • Salih Murat Akkın
Anatomic Variations


In this case report, we present an unexpected, extramediastinal course of aortic arch through an accessory fissure of left upper lobe of the lung in a 19-year-old healthy man.


Aortic arch Accessory fissure Anomaly Anatomic variation 


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The authors declare that there is no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mehmet Ali İkidağ
    • 1
  • Hüseyin Biçer
    • 2
  • Mehmet Ali Cüce
    • 3
  • Meral Uyar
    • 4
  • Salih Murat Akkın
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of RadiologySANKO University HospitalGaziantepTurkey
  2. 2.Emek Hospital Radiology UnitGaziantepTurkey
  3. 3.SANKO Hospital Radiology UnitGaziantepTurkey
  4. 4.Department of Chest DiseasesGaziantep University Medical SchoolGaziantepTurkey
  5. 5.Department of AnatomySANKO University Medical SchoolGaziantepTurkey

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