Aberrant right common carotid artery: a diagnostic challenge on transesophageal echocardiography

Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2004 Jun;20(3):217-9. doi: 10.1023/b:caim.0000021941.77703.ce.


Aortic arch anomalies are rare, but when present the aberrant vessels may simulate significant vascular abnormality on transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). We report a case of aberrant right common carotid artery. Diagnosis was first suspected on TEE using multiplane and off-axis imaging and subsequently confirmed on magnetic resonance angiography.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Carotid Artery, Common / abnormalities*
  • Carotid Artery, Common / diagnostic imaging
  • Coronary Vessel Anomalies / diagnostic imaging
  • Echocardiography, Transesophageal*
  • Humans
  • Imaging, Three-Dimensional
  • Male