Aortic Arch Interruption

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Aortic Arch Interruption

Aortic arch interruption (AAI), is a rare condition present at birth in which the aortic arch does not connect the ascending aorta with the descending aorta. The aorta is the main artery leaving the heart with oxygenated blood to deliver to the rest of the body. It first travels up from the heart as the ascending aorta then "arches" around to become the descending aorta, which travels to the lower part of the body. AAI describes the lack of tissue connecting the two parts of the aorta. This is often fatal if not treated with surgery immediately at birth. Often, the condition is associated with DiGeorge syndrome, which results in poor development of many parts of the body. AAI is usually diagnosed by injecting a dye, into the arteries of the heart and viewing the results with an x-ray machine. This is called angiocardiography. Echocardiography, or an echo, as well as other imaging tests such as x-rays and CT scans are also possible.

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The terms "Aortic Arch Interruption" returned 26 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Persistence of the 5 aortic arch associated with interruption of the aortic arch].
 

Author(s): Mahdi Ait Houssa, Noureddine Atmani, Mehdi Bamous, Abdessamad Abdou, Fouad Nya, Anis Seghrouchni, Brahim Amahzoune, Youssef El Bekkali, Mohamed Drissi, Abdelatif Boulahya

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We report a case of persistence of the 5th aortic arch associated with total interruption of the aortic arch. This clinical case shows the diagnostic pitfall of the persistence of the 5th aortic arch and its beneficial hemodynamic effect. Preoperative clinical picture was misleading, ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Interruption of the fourth aortic arch and a persistent fifth aortic arch with coarctation: a rare morphological finding.
 

Author(s): Peter Tittel, Monika Kaldararova, Peter Olejnik, Jana Tittelova, Jozef Masura

Journal: Kardiol Pol. 2015 ;73(2):131.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Successful staged repair for a rare type of truncus arteriosus with interruption of the aortic arch and abnormal origin of the left coronary artery.
 

Author(s): Shunji Uchita, Yorikazu Harada, Kentaro Honda, Koji Toguchi, Yoshiharu Nishimura, Tomohiro Suenaga, Takashi Takeuchi, Hiroyuki Suzuki, Yoshitaka Okamura

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We report a successful staged repair for a quite rare combination of truncus arteriosus (TA), Van Praagh type A4, and abnormal origin of the left coronary artery (CA). Furthermore, the case was complicated by a variant of the chromosomal anomaly in cat-cry syndrome. The presence of ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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