Coarctation of Persistent 5th Aortic Arch: First Report of Catheter-Based Intervention

Uysal F., BOSTAN Ö. M., ÇİL E.

TEXAS HEART INSTITUTE JOURNAL, vol.41, no.4, pp.411-413, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.14503/thij-13-3385
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.411-413
  • Keywords: Aorta, thoracic/abnormalities, aortic arch syndromes/congenital/radiography, aortic coarctation/diagnosis, cardiac catheterization/methods, heart defects, congenital/diagnosis/ultrasonography, treatment outcome, DISEASE
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


Persistent 5th aortic arch, originally called double-lumen aortic arch, is a rarely reported cardiac developmental anomaly that results in systemic-to-systemic or systemic-to-pulmonary shunting. When this malformation occurs, other intracardiac defects are almost always present. We report the case of a 7-month-old girl who presented with a heart murmur; she was found to have an interrupted 4th aortic arch and coarctation of a persistent 5th aortic arch, with no other defects. To our knowledge, this is the 3rd report of a pediatric patient with this condition in isolation, and the first report of its diagnosis and treatment by means of cardiac catheterization and balloon angioplasty.