Right cervical aortic arch and pseudocoarctation of the aorta associated with aneurysms and steal phenomena: US, CTA, and MRA findings.

Research paper by Sumru S Tanju, Evren E Ustuner, Ilhan I Erden, Suat Kemal SK Aytac

Indexed on: 28 Jun '06Published on: 28 Jun '06Published in: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology


A 55-year-old woman presented with right cervical aortic arch with pseudocoarctation of the aorta further complicated by the presence of multiple aneurysms and a high-grade stenosis at the origin of the left subclavian trunk from the aorta causing a discrepancy in blood pressure between the right and left arms. The branching pattern and the resulting complex steal syndromes involving the left carotid and the subclavian system are unique. The computed tomography angiography, magnetic resonance angiography, and Doppler ultrasound findings are described.