Interrupted aortic arch: A case report

Andrea Franconeri, Francesco Ballati, Maurizio Pin, Luisa Carone, Gian Danesino, Adele Valentini

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


Interrupted aortic arch diagnosed in adult age is a rare entity, with only a few cases published in the literature. Most of them are classified as type A interrupted aortic arch and differential diagnosis is associated with severe chronic coarctation. We present a case of a 52-year-old woman accessed to the emergency department for chest and right upper limb pain that increased in the last days. She underwent a computed tomography angiogram showing interruption of the aortic arch, distal to left subclavian artery origin, large bilateral collateral vessels connecting subclavian arteries to descending aorta with multiple voluminous aneurysms, a bicuspid aortic valve, dilatated tubular segment of ascending thoracic aorta, and a suspected atrial septal defect. A nonsystematic literature review regarding these conditions has been performed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)81-83
Number of pages3
JournalIndian Journal of Radiology and Imaging
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2020


  • Aneurysm
  • bicuspid aortic valve
  • coarctation of the aorta
  • computed tomography angiogram
  • interrupted aortic arch

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


Dive into the research topics of 'Interrupted aortic arch: A case report'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this