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Arteria lusoria: developmental anatomy, clinical, radiological and surgical aspects.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19962688     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The left aortic arch with an aberrant right subclavian artery, or arteria lusoria, is the most common aortic arch anomaly, occuring in 0.5-2.5% of individuals. Four vessels arise sequentially from the aortic arch: the right common carotid artery, the left common carotid artery, the left subclavian artery and the aberrant right subclavian artery, which crosses upwards and to the right in the posterior mediastinum. It results from a disruption in the complex remodelling of the paired branchial arches, typically of the right dorsal aorta distal to the sixth cervical intersegmental artery. The diagnosis and differentiation of arch anomalies is based on findings at chest radiography in association with those at esophagography. It is usually asymptomatic. When symptomatic, it produces dysphagia lusoria or dyspnea and chronic coughing. Treatment is indicated for symptomatic relief of dysphagia lusoria and for prevention of complications due to aneurysmal dilatation.
P O Myers; J H D Fasel; A Kalangos; P Gailloud
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2009-08-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annales de cardiologie et d'angéiologie     Volume:  59     ISSN:  1768-3181     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Cardiol Angeiol (Paris)     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-12     Completed Date:  2010-11-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0142167     Medline TA:  Ann Cardiol Angeiol (Paris)     Country:  France    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  147-54     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2009 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.
Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Geneva University Hospital, 4, rue Gabrielle-Perret-Gentil, 1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland.
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MeSH Terms
Abnormalities, Multiple / diagnosis*,  radiography,  surgery*
Aorta, Thoracic / abnormalities*
Subclavian Artery / abnormalities*

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