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 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1532/hsf98.20071025
  • Title of Journal : The heart surgery forum

Abstract

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.