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Incidental detection of late presenting co-arctation of the aorta on chest x-ray: the importance of rib notching.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22665915     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 31-year-old obese male presented to the emergency department with symptoms and signs suggestive of a viral upper respiratory tract illness with a background of low exercise tolerance. Rib notching was identified on plain film chest radiography and subsequent CT of the thorax identified a moderately tight 2-mm juxta-ductal co-arctation of the aorta with multiple enlarged chest wall collaterals. The patient underwent a two-stage percutaneous procedure involving stent insertion and angioplasty up to 16 mm with significant improvement in exercise capacity and a modest reduction in blood pressure.
Richard Roger Warne; Jeremy Sze Luong Ong; Conor P Murray
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2012-01-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  BMJ case reports     Volume:  2012     ISSN:  1757-790X     ISO Abbreviation:  BMJ Case Rep     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-05     Completed Date:  2013-02-12     Revised Date:  2014-01-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101526291     Medline TA:  BMJ Case Rep     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Angioplasty, Balloon, Coronary
Aortic Coarctation / radiography*,  surgery*
Diagnosis, Differential
Incidental Findings
Obesity / complications
Radiography, Thoracic
Ribs / radiography
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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