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A rare vascular ring caused by an aberrant right subclavian artery concomitant with the common carotid trunk: a report of two cases

  • Sheng-Ling Jan
  • Betau Hwang
  • Yun-Ching Fu
  • Ching-Shiang Chi
Case Report

Abstract

In this report, we describe two rare cases with aortic branching anomalies. One was a 7-year-old girl who had an incomplete vascular ring caused by the presence of left aortic arch and aberrant, retroesophageal right subclavian artery associated with the common carotid trunk. The other was a 6-year-old boy who had a right aortic arch and mirror image branches of the former case. Both were asymptomatic and discovered incidentally. Three-dimensional surface rendering magnetic resonance angiography was used to confirm the diagnosis. Surgical intervention was not performed in either case because of lack of vascular ring-related symptoms. The incidence, clinical symptoms, pathogenesis and management of this rare vascular ring are discussed below.

Keywords

aberrant right subclavian artery common carotid trunk vascular ring 

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© Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sheng-Ling Jan
    • 1
  • Betau Hwang
    • 2
  • Yun-Ching Fu
    • 1
  • Ching-Shiang Chi
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Department of PediatricsTaichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung, and Medical College, National Yang-Ming University Taiwan
  2. 2.Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Department of PediatricsTaipei Veterans General Hospital and Medical College, National Yang-Ming University Taiwan

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