Asymptomatic balanced-type double aortic arch in an elderly patient: a case report.

Yilmaz M., Tok M., Cengiz M.

The heart surgery forum, vol.10, no.4, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1532/hsf98.20071025
  • Journal Name: The heart surgery forum
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


Double aortic arch is a congenital abnormality and sporadic cases have been reported in adult patients, who are usually diagnosed after complaining of asthma-like symptoms or swallowing difficulties because of the compression of the trachea or esophagus by the abnormal aortic arches. We present the case of a 67-year-old male patient with double aortic arch, found coincidentally during coronary angiographic examination.