Rare branching pattern of the aortic arch in a neonate

J Card Surg. 2021 Oct;36(10):3865-3866. doi: 10.1111/jocs.15793. Epub 2021 Jul 6.


Here, we describe the case of a neonate who was found to have a complex pattern of branching on radiological imaging. The right common carotid artery, left common carotid artery and left subclavian artery were arising as a common single trunk from the arch of aorta with the additional presence of an aberrant right subclavian artery from the distal aortic arch on the left side and having a retroesophageal course to reach the right arm.

Keywords: aberrant; arch; single; trunk.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aorta, Thoracic* / diagnostic imaging
  • Aorta, Thoracic* / surgery
  • Brachiocephalic Trunk
  • Cardiovascular Abnormalities*
  • Carotid Artery, Common / diagnostic imaging
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Subclavian Artery / diagnostic imaging
  • Subclavian Artery / surgery