Transesophageal echocardiographic diagnosis of right-sided aortic arch

Navin C. Nanda, Aditya K. Samal, Steve Bakir, Mohammed Moursi, Abhash C. Thakur, Ramesh Aggarwal, Satinder Singh, Benigno Soto, Robert Cerfolio, David C. McGiffin

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We present the transesophageal echocardiographic findings in two adult patients with right-sided aortic arch: one without dissection and the other with traumatic aortic injury (dissection). In both patients, the branching pattern was the left common carotid artery and then the right common carotid artery, followed by the right and left subclavian arteries. The technique for the diagnosis of this anomaly and the identification of adjacent vascular structures using contrast echocardiography is described. Three-dimensional reconstruction of the aortic arch also was performed in both patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)409-417
Number of pages9
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1998
Externally publishedYes


  • Aortic dissection
  • Contrast echocardiography
  • Right-sided aortic arch
  • Three-dimensional echocardiography
  • Transesophageal echocardiography
  • Traumatic aortic injury

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