Coarctation of right aortic arch with left descending aorta in an adult

Masanori Hirota, Kozo Ishino, Masaaki Kawada, Shunji Sano

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We report an adult case of right aortic arch coarctation with a left descending aorta. Associated anomalies included dextrocardia, situs inversus, polysplenia, bilateral superior vena cava, and absent inferior vena cava with azygos connection. Extensive mobilization of the azygos vein was needed to obtain a good surgical field, including the left descending aorta via a right thoracotomy, and the lesion was anatomically repaired by resection and end-to-end anastomosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)76-78
Number of pages3
JournalAsian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2009


  • Aortic coarctation
  • Cardiovascular abnormalities
  • Dextrocardia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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