Operative challenges in management of concurrent interrupted aortic arch and descending thoracic aortic aneurysm

J Vasc Surg. 2013 Jun;57(6):1661-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2012.10.067. Epub 2013 Jan 18.


Interrupted aortic arch is a rare finding in the adult patient. This condition in combination with a descending thoracic aortic aneurysm is an even more exceptional occurrence. Surgical management includes open, endovascular, and hybrid options. We present the case of a 57-year-old man with interrupted aortic arch and concomitant descending thoracic aortic aneurysm, review characterization of this entity, and discuss management options with consideration to associated risks.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aorta, Thoracic / abnormalities*
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic / complications*
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Vascular Surgical Procedures / methods