Persistent truncus arteriosus associated with interruption of the aortic arch

P. H. Nath, C. Zollikofer, W. Castaneda-Zuniga

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Abstract

Five patients with a combination of truncus arteriosus and interruption of the aortic arch are reported. The combination of those defects significantly increases the surgical risk. This rare cardiac malformation can only be diagnosed radiographically. An aberrant right subclavian artery is present in 25% of patients. It is helpful in suspecting the diagnosis from plain films of the chest. The diagnosis can be made from a ventriculogram, but usually a truncogram is necessary to define the anatomy of the aortic arch.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)853-859
Number of pages7
JournalBritish Journal of Radiology
Volume53
Issue number633
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1980

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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