Retroesophageal right aortic arch

Adam Schneeweiss*, Leonard Blieden, Abraham Shem-Tov, Victor Deutsch, Henry N. Neufeld

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Right aortic arch with left descending aorta and a retroesophageal aortic segment is an uncommon congenital vascular malformation which may cause symptoms of compression from a vascular "ring." The presence of this malformation may be suspected by the findings on barium swallow and the diagnosis confirmed by angiocardiography. Surgical intervention may be necessary in patients who have severe symptoms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)191-195
Number of pages5
JournalPediatric Cardiology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1984
Externally publishedYes


  • Aberrant left subclavian artery
  • Mirror-image pattern
  • Right retroesophageal aortic arch
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Vascular ring


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