Rare types of aortic arch anomalies

Pediatr Cardiol. 1993 Mar;14(2):93-101. doi: 10.1007/BF00796987.


Rare types of aortic arch malformations include isolation of the right or left subclavian arteries in conjunction with a left or right aortic arch respectively. Isolation of the innominate or carotid arteries and an aberrant left innominate artery may exist in association with a right aortic arch. Other anomalies are persistent fifth aortic arch, subclavian artery as the first branch of the aortic arch, pulmonary artery, and ductus arteriosus sling. The angiocardiographic features and embryology of each of these malformations are discussed.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Angiocardiography
  • Aorta, Thoracic / abnormalities*
  • Aorta, Thoracic / embryology
  • Brachiocephalic Trunk / abnormalities
  • Brachiocephalic Trunk / diagnostic imaging
  • Brachiocephalic Trunk / embryology
  • Female
  • Heart Defects, Congenital / diagnostic imaging
  • Heart Defects, Congenital / embryology
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Pregnancy
  • Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Newborn / diagnostic imaging
  • Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Newborn / embryology*
  • Subclavian Artery / abnormalities
  • Subclavian Artery / diagnostic imaging
  • Subclavian Artery / embryology