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A double abdominal aorta with a double inferior vena cava: A human congenital vascular patterning defect.
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PMID:  21538819     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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BACKGROUND: Developmental abnormalities of the abdominal aorta are exceedingly rare, and the molecular mechanisms underlying these defects are unknown. CASE: We present computed angiographic findings of a 64-year-old female with long-standing hypertension having an abdominal double aorta accompanied by a double inferior vena cava. The abdominal aorta bifurcated into two lumens just caudal to the diaphragm at the level of the 12th thoracic vertebra. The dorsal abdominal aortic trunk supplied several lumbar arteries, the inferior mesenteric artery, and both iliac arteries. The ventral abdominal aortic trunk supplied the celiac artery, both renal arteries, and the superior mesenteric artery. CONCLUSION: We propose that a defect in the development of the aortic vascular smooth muscle is a possible mechanism for this rare anomaly based on our current understanding of the formation of the aorta during early embryonic development. Birth Defects Research (Part A), 2011. © 2011 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Authors:
Arda Kayhan; Jack Collins; Jafar Al-Sadir; Fang Zhu; Aytekin Oto; Eric C Svensson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-5-2
Journal Detail:
Title:  Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1542-0760     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-5-3     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101155107     Medline TA:  Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Affiliation:
Department of Radiology, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.
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