Aortic, Right Arches

Academic Article

Abstract

  • Right aortic arch anomalies occur in 0.01% to 0.1% of the general population. Abnormalities of aortic arch branching and sidedness are associated with other congenital heart defects (Tetralogy of Fallot, truncus arteriosus, and d-transposition of the great arteries) and chromosomal abnormalities such as DiGeorge syndrome (22q11 deletion). A right aortic arch in and of itself does not cause any physiologic cardiovascular effects; however, the right aortic arch can be associated with other congenital heart defects and/or a vascular ring.
  • Authors

    Pubmed Id

  • 19705130
  • Author List

  • Law MA; Bhimji SS